Loose bolt at Bronkies on Rockflower

Let everyone know about any suspect/dodgy/misplaced bolts to be renewed or avoided.
marlise
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Loose bolt at Bronkies on Rockflower

Postby marlise » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:40 pm

The second last bolt on Rockflower is completely loose and defnitely dangerous.
Avoid clipping this bolt!!

GarethFrost
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Postby GarethFrost » Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:36 pm

Is it the entire bolt that's loose in the rock or just the nut?

oubaas
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Postby oubaas » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:36 am

Maralise perhaps you should take a spanner and tighten the nut next time you climb the route or at least have the decency to reply to Gareth's question. Perhaps you could have tightened it by hand for now.

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oOdball
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Postby oOdball » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:54 am

@oubaas

Perhaps marlise doesn't read the forum 17 times daily? Deep calming breaths dude.
You have an opinion, so do I. When these differ, please don't confuse your opinion with the truth, nothing is absolute.

GarethFrost
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Postby GarethFrost » Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:35 pm

I will only be out there again in mid December with a drill so if the bolt itself is loose then I'll place a new one.
If it is just the nut that needs tightning then any one with a #17 spanner can do it.
A #17 spanner on a sport rack, like a nut tool on a trad rack, should never feel out of place.


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