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Legoland, new top anchor

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:16 am
by Justin
The Montagu Bolting Fund replaced the top anchor of The Life and Times of Mike Hunt - the existing top anchor (a maillon) was approaching the half way mark.

Please do not hesitate to top rope through (using) the fixed top anchors (as apposed to top roping on quickdraws).

Re: Legoland, new top anchor

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:11 pm
by XMod
What? That Maillon still had years of service left! LOL just kidding, but its in WAY better condition than some of the gear I met in France, guides really abuse the stuff to death there, it sonly their clients lives after all.

Thanks for caring Justin! Is LEGOLAND / Bosch Kloof open for climbing these days?? (Excuse me being VERY out of touch with the status quo :roll: )

Re: Legoland, new top anchor

Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 8:51 pm
by Justin
Hey Greg,
Legoland is open to climbing, Boschkloof (same owner) is not. We're looking at (hopefully) opening Boschkloof towards the end of this year.

Re: Legoland, new top anchor

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 8:54 am
by shorti
Justin wrote:Please do not hesitate to top rope through (using) the fixed top anchors
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Right?

Re: Legoland, new top anchor

Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:24 am
by Justin
I like to think (hope) that I have seen it all.

Re: Legoland, new top anchor

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:02 pm
by Justin
shorti wrote:
Justin wrote:Please do not hesitate to top rope through (using) the fixed top anchors
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Right?

It’s tempting to thread the rope through the chains and lower off, letting everyone toprope through the fixed hardware.
Don’t—it’s a sin and you know it. Repeated lowering will wear out the chain or rings faster than any other abuse.


:arrow: Save Yourself An Ascent With The Pre-Threaded Toprope

Re: Legoland, new top anchor

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 12:18 pm
by Chris F
XMod wrote:its in WAY better condition than some of the gear I met in France
Spain is another level up from France again. I've seen some lower offs there that made me shudder!