12 new Bolts left of the pillar

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12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by JSmith » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:37 am

Does anyone have any info on the 12 or so new bolts left of the left side of the pillar? There is a mess of static rope fixed to them currently. Lets hope these bolts are removable...
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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by slhughes » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:46 am

i heard rumour of rigging for some kind of vertical 'dance' troupe. could it be for that?

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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by JSmith » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:53 pm

Yep.
I spoke with Jason Kruk who is working as a rigger for the Aeriosa dance company of Vancouver. He stated that they would be shooting tomorrow and would remove the bolts when they were done. He assured me that they were practicing a "leave no trace" rigging policy.
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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by jonny2vests » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:46 am

I see. That certainly adds context to these photos my friend took yesterday.

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I've only been here 18 months so what do I know, but I can think of lots of places where some people would get pretty medieval about that sort of thing. Yes I do know who Jason is.

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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by scrubber » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:43 pm

Hmmm... Almost a month later and there are still ropes hanging on the face. Ariosa isn't setting them selves up as good stewards of the chief leaving stuff up there through the busy season.

Admittedly hypocritical of me, as I have fixed ropes up for other reasons for far longer periods of time...

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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by jasonkruk » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:26 pm

Hi Kris,

I haven't glassed the Grand in a few days but if you're referring to a white static line hanging down the Humpty Dumpty/Ten Years After area of the Grand Wall then we're unaffiliated as that appeared before we did our thing up there. I'm pretty sure, but haven't heard it from the cat himself, that the cord in question is left rigged to facilitate free climbing attempts.

Thanks to all the happy mellow climbers that merged through when we were up there :)

All trace of our dance/film project on the Grand Wall was completely erased by the morning of August 1st.

Cheers,

Jason, Aeriosa

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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by marc_leclerc » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:04 am

The white static line isn't mine, although I did jug it to finish soloing Humpty Dumpty. I left it up so a friend could also finish aiding Humpty Dumpty. But due to being busy organizing his own wedding he hasn't found the time to get the rope back. If it's bothering people I'm happy to go get it, and I apologize for allowing it to stay up for so long. Hope this clears things up a bit.

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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by scrubber » Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:29 am

Thanks for clearing up the mystery, (and vindicating Ariosa) Marc and Jason.

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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by Drew » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:48 am

bearbreeder wrote:
Dangling off ropes attached to anchors on the face of the Stawamus Chief, Taffe and her dance company defy gravity. The team of six, all dressed in red, flow across the granite surface, jumping, leaping, and spinning. “It creates the illusion of weightlessness, but it takes a lot of core strength,” Taffe said.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knlJOHnr11A

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Re: 12 new Bolts left of the pillar

Post by NateDoggOG » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:51 pm

Is that fixed line still hanging off of Humpty Dumpty? Anyone notice recently?

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