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Some of the local shredders enjoying our nice spring weather.
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Tara Reynvaan on the Ozone! 
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The crew setting up for the Red Rock Rendezvous.
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We interviewed 3 time regional champ Olivia Brumwell
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Here is the second addition to Beth's shoulder exercises.

I have dislocated my shoulder several times and have done these exercises for years, they really do help stabilize the shoulder joint.
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Anchor Updates in the Cowboy State
Do you know about BARF?  Not the consequences of eating the remnant of a tuna salad sandwich you found in your haul bag, or standing atop the Cobra and feeling it wobble. BARF is more than the effects of a good Tonsai meal. It is also the Bolt and Anchor Replacement Fund for central Wyoming. 
Formed in the early 1990's, the BARF was created to replace obsolete plated-steel bolts and webbing-based anchors with modern stainless steel chain and ring systems. The diligent efforts of volunteers like Steve Bechtel and Vance White have given the region safe, modern anchors to lower and rappel from, and climbers have been enjoying  the fruits of those efforts for over 20 years. 
The sport climbs of destinations like Sinks Canyon, Fossil Hill, and the Wild Iris are on Bighorn Dolomite, a sedimentary rock similar to limestone. Having formed in an ocean, salt and other minerals are present, while water seeps through the stone each Spring. To boot,  seasonal temperatures can vary from minus 50F in winter to 150F on the rock's surface in summer. All of this assists in corrosion, the breakdown of steel when oxygen from the atmosphere meets iron in bolts.
In the summer of 2013, the BARF board of directors met to discuss the future of the area. Many of the regions sport climbs have cruxes that are near the ground. A failure of a low bolt, which are the most common bolts to catch falls, could have catastrophic consequences. The BARF board decided to begin a five year project of replacing all the lead bolts of the areas sport climbs. To make sure this doesn't have to be done again anytime soon, all new equipment will be stainless steel, with most being chemical anchors (glue-ins)*. The conservative estimate is these bolts will last 50+ years, with the chemical anchors perhaps lasting over 100 years.
There are over 500 sport climbs between Sinks, Fossil, and The Iris, making the retro-bolting of the routes a monumental task. All labor for the job will be donated, but the total replacement cost of materials is estimated to be around $22,000. Keep in mind that this is Wyoming, the least populated state, and second only to Alaska as the lowest population density (As a comparison, Fremont County, where all of these sport climbs are found, is approximately the size of New Hampshire, but the entire population is less than 42,000.) For years, BARF has been supported by local businesses like Wild Iris Mountain Sports and the Lander Bar, but the largest contribution has come from the collective ten and twenty dollar donations of individual donors. With the second lowest GDP in the nation, this makes the expense of rebolting the entire area hard on the local climbers and businesses.
To assist in this effort, in 2013 BARF teamed up with the American Safe Climbing Association. BARF also joined forces with Lander's International Climbers Festival, and generous sponsors like Metolius have given support in the form of much needed equipment. However, we won't be able to pull this off without the help of visiting climbers. 
Thousands of climbers visit these areas and make use of the equipment each year. Wild Iris, Fossil Hill, and Sinks Canyon are some of the few climbing areas in the United States where pulling on pockets is the norm, while the remote, alpine settings of the crags make just hanging at the base a pleasure. In short, the areas to be rebolted are an American treasure of climbing. If you plan on visiting the region, please help us out with this task. One hundred percent of all tax free donations will go to new anchors you will be able to use on your next trip.
We hope to see you at the crag.
Sam Lightner Jr.
President, BARF
*Mechanical anchors will be placed when routes are rebolted at temperatures below the recommended curing range of the epoxy.

Photo Caption: A few bolts taken from Wild Iris and Sinks in 2013. Note that the Metolius hangers, made of 304 grade stainless steel, can still be recycled into the replaced bolts. The obsolete galvanized bolts have completed their working life. 
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Metolius Dyno Comp at the Red Rock Rendezvous. Climber - Jenna Wang. Video - Eric Wang.
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Long time team member Beth Rodden is now contributing to our online how to guides with a special segment called Beth's Wall where she will share her years of climbing experience and knowledge.
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We did some filming yesterday at the Bend Rock Gym with Olivia Brumwell one of our talent young Metolius ambassadors. 
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