Friday, April 15, 2016

VIDEO: Caltrans Rock Climbers Remove Loose Rocks from Slopes Near Las Tunas State Beach

Caltrans rock climber on slope above highway.
Caltrans intermittently closed all lanes of Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) between Big Rock Road and Peña Creek Road on Tuesday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. so department rock climbers could remove loose rocks and debris from the slopes along the highway. 
Caltrans rock climbers or scalers are composed of employees from the division of maintenance and engineering geologists.  Rock climbers help maintain and protect slopes along 3,000 miles of state highways by physically removing marginally stable or unstable rocks from the face of a rock slope with crowbars, hands, feet, airbags, and explosives.