This posting is partly in response to the Route at Blaze of Glory posting: Having been in Thailand recently, bolts placed there have to be Glue-Ins (Chemical), standard bolts (in Thailand) last only a year until they are deemed unsafe to climb on, they also don’t show any signs on wear (which is why a number of people have taken extra long falls due to bolts failing
In Austria glue-ins are also the standard type of bolt used. Should we in ZA possibly consider making it 'regulation' that only glue-ins are to be used? When the MCSA replaced anchors at crags round the Western Cape they used only glue-ins which says something (I can remember someone did tests some time back indicating that glue-ins are a LOT stronger). It takes more time and effort to use glue-ins, but I think it is well worth the effort owing to a stronger and longer lasting bolt! Comments?