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Fixed BD #6, Mt. York

7:40:21 PM
I went climbing at Mt. York today and managed to fix my #6 BD camalot on Lishenbak. I know, I know- I'm an idiot. I plan to return next week to retrieve it. Would you please leave it be for now, so that I may have a chance to get it before it is bootied? Thanks.

E. Wells
8:23:04 PM
10:30:11 PM
driving up at 4:30am, rapping in the gloom, removing cam (I assume it's overcammed) by method below, and driving back to be in town by 8 am is very feasible. (While you're at it place 25 Ubolts).

Removing an overcammed unit:-, put wires on triggers and hang ~ half bodyweight. Tap the shaft towards the cam. it'll loosen and (if you know where the crack is slightly wider) move it where you want.

12:39:05 PM
I drove up this morning to remove the cam, but it was much deeper in the crack than when I left it. I'm guessing that someone had a go at removing it late yesterday afternoon and pushed it deeper. Yesterday I could touch all of the individual lobes with my fingers, but today I couldn't reach any part of the cam, even the stem. I was able to sling the trigger with wires, but I couldn't make any headway. I didn't use Mikl's method (thanks Mikl!). It is rather badly overcammed.

I'm off to the US for a few weeks. Anyone who wants to thrash about in an offwidth is welcome to have a go and claim the booty. I'm more concerned about the eyesore for future climbers than I am about getting my gear back. I'm embarrassed for making such a crummy placement- I guess I was overly excited to place my brand new #6.

4:12:09 PM
On 13/07/2013 E. Wells wrote:
If it is possible to place it (even if some bugger has pushed it in further), then it is also possible to retrieve it.

E. Wells
6:35:52 PM
ohhhh, that would explain the 30 yr old cams you see once in a while. good one

11:16:25 PM
On 14/07/2013 E. Wells wrote:
>ohhhh, that would explain the 30 yr old cams you see once in a while. good one
No, it just means you haven't seen my slcd rack ;-)
... ~> and it might also have something to do with the lack of application/tools/skill to retrieving them, or an attitude about going to that much trouble, ... and possibly damaging them in the process.

E. Wells
6:31:27 PM
Im in the area tommorow, I will have a squiz and maybe a tug and tap. Let you know if any success (I doubt its still there?) tiz a popular climb!
10:11:10 PM
I don't know how deep it is, but a longish rod can help with the shaft-tapping.
Pull wired nuts down on their wires and snug them up onto the trigger bar on each side

E. Wells
11:50:39 PM
Went there this morning, no cam to be seen.

4:40:08 AM
C'mon, own up. Who was the desperado who rapped down and retrieved that cam by the light of a head torch the other night? Might be worth a trip report...

Cool Hand Lock
8:20:49 PM
I'd be guessing the dirtbaggers in the pines, they'll do anything for booty gear.

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