Wiki Bolts Information

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Wiki Bolts Information

Postby Gadg3tMan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:59 am

I know this is somewhere on the site, but I cant seem to find it. What is the legend for bolt descriptions on the route guides eg. 11D,A. The D specifically.

Thanks, and excuse the ignorance.

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Re: Wiki Bolts Information

Postby emile » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:34 pm

It's the number of Draws you'll need to complete the route.

A means there are man-made Anchors to abseil from once you finished the route

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Re: Wiki Bolts Information

Postby Gadg3tMan » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:09 pm

Thanks, thats what I figured. Now some others came up, B, N, and the stars (***) eg. ELECTRON 17 *** [5B, A] and CHINA SYNDROME 14 [N]

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Re: Wiki Bolts Information

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:29 pm

B is number of bolts (seems to be the same as D, not that I've ever seen D before, maybe a typo...)

Stars are a route grading, with 5 being a classic and zero being a terrible route not to be climbed.

N means a route that requires trad gear.
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Re: Wiki Bolts Information

Postby Gadg3tMan » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:00 am

Thanks so much guys!!

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Re: Wiki Bolts Information

Postby shorti » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:34 am

Don't read too much into the stars, 0 stars often simply means that no-one has given it a star rating and for all you know it is quite a nice route.

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Re: Wiki Bolts Information

Postby Nic Le Maitre » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:20 am

shorti wrote:Don't read too much into the stars, 0 stars often simply means that no-one has given it a star rating and for all you know it is quite a nice route.


I've climbed some no star routes that totally deserved that rating...
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Re: Wiki Bolts Information

Postby shorti » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:29 am

Yeah, it was probably in the Cape somewhere :twisted:


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