Let everyone know about any suspect/dodgy/misplaced bolts to be renewed or avoided.
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This topic is to act as database for bolts in Western Cape crags that look to be in a dodgy condition i.e. rusted or otherwise. Just note the route and which bolt is suspect. Keep your belly gazing to another topic stream. Hopefully one day somebody will act on this info.
The anchors on Cool Hand Luke (18) at Silvermine main crag are not of the same standard as most other routes. Please take note when toproping this route. In fact, all toproping should clip not only both anchors of any route, but also the bolt just below this, for additional safety. The MCSA is taking note of routes that will require re-bolting, so any info on dodgy bolts will be appreciated. Please be patient, we are doing what we can and it's a huuuge job (and we also want to get out in the hills and have fun sometimes). Cheers.
Sorry, forgot that he who bolts is God and us lower climber life-forms dare not talk about bolts or bolting styles and ethics. I mean its just safety we are talking about. Seeing that a bolt has broken recently I think that its great that we should point out any suspect bolts!!!!!!!! Besides who actually owns a route, the bolter? Rubbish, it belongs to anyone who wants to climb it.
At the hole \"Twat vier\" definitely dodgey, Also \"Guns and buckets\" has rust streaks on some of the bolts. Note however that rust streaks do not necessarily indicate a badly rusted bolt. Most of the anchors on \"Sterling Silver\" have rust streaks but they were just from tiny rust spots behind the hanger where it touched the rock. The only way to know for sure is to remove the hanger and inspect the stud properly.
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