Anchor Replacement

SoCO CRAG members have been replacing anchors with new gear from ASCA (American Safe Climbing Association),  ARI (Anchor Replacement Initiative), and our BMF (Bolt Maintenance Fund) around the Wet Mountains.

If you see an anchor in need of replacement i.e., sketchy placement, rams horn, stacked washers and chain, wobbly bolt, etc.  let us know by email or phone.

Here is our ongoing list of upgraded updated anchors:

Newlin Creek

  • Bam Bam, Wild Side – anchor at top of first and second pitch
  • KC, Wild Side – anchor at top of first and second pitch
  • True Grit, Creek Side – belay station at top of second pitch
  • Three Ring Circus, Creek Side – anchor at top of first pitch , June 2012
  • Brownout Banshee 5.10 middle of Circus Wall-toprope anchor, June 2012
  • Decadence, Improvision, Memorial Pride, Wounded Ankle; Subnewlin – first four sets of top out anchors on right side of cliff
  • Unknown 5.10, Circus Wall second route from far left  – top out anchor, Sept 2012
  • Unknown 5.10b/c, Circus Wall,  third route from far left – top out anchor, Sept 2012
  • No Vengeance 5.9, Days End(Six Shooter) Wall Sept 2012
  • Dellinger 5.10b, Days End( Six Shooter) Wall-second route from right
  • Hot Salami in a Semi(Circus Wall)-Nov 2020
  • 10,000 Tainted Stars (Circus Wall)-Nov 2020

Hardscrabble

  • Chrystal Highway, Titanic – top out anchor, July 2019
  • Bumper to Bumper, Titanic – top out anchor, Nov 2013
  • I Did It My Way, Titanic – top out anchor
  • Rapid Falls, Titanic – top out anchor
  • River Lin, Titanic – top out anchor
  • Road Rage, Titanic – top out anchor, Nov 2013
  • Road Warrior, Titanic – top out anchor, Oct 2014
  • Sobriety Check, Titanic – top out anchor
  • Tuff Turf, Titanic – top out anchor
  • Torres de Fuego, Titanic – top out anchor, Nov 2013
  • The Beak, Raven Buttress – first and second belay stations

St. Charles Canyon

  • Fantasia, Goliath Gorge – top out anchor, Sept 2011
  • Phantasm, Goliath Gorge – top out anchor, Sept 2011
  • Surf Colorado, Goliath Gorge – top out anchor, Sept 2011
  • the rightmost route, Goliath Gorge – top out anchor, Sept 2011
  • All but left two routes of Junkyard Area, top outs , summer 2018

Beulah/12 Mile Road

  • Left most route lower formation, Midway-top out anchor Aug 2018
  • Middle route of lower formation, Midway-top out anchor Aug 2018 

Phantom Canyon

  • Green Wall, Kahonna Earl, 2nd pitch top out anchor 2017
  • Green Wall, Patriotic Pleasure, 2nd pitch top out anchor 2017
  • Green Wall, Two Shot – top out anchor, April 1018
  • The Vatican, John Paul-top out anchor, June 2020
  • The Vatican, Francis-top out anchor, June 2020
  • The Vatican, Ramp it Up-top out anchor, June 2020
  • The Vatican, Spring Spree-top out anchor, June 2020
  • The Vatican, Peggy Sue-top out anchor, June 2020

Voyager/Stultz Canyon

  • Seven of Nine, Upper Voyager-top out anchor, Nov 2018
  • Long Telomeres, Upper Voyager-top out anchor, Nov 2018
  • Janeway, Upper Voyager-top out anchor, Nov 2018
  • Tuvok, Upper Voyager-top out anchor, Nov 2018
  • Cosmic Thunder, Lower Voyager-top out anchor, Nov 2018
  • Betazoid, Lower Voyager-top out anchor, Nov 2018

La Vista

  •   Johnny’s Crack, Main Wall-new 1/2″ top out anchor bolt, May 2020