An accident recently took place at Hogsback where a climber was injured after a bolt failed.
Below is a summary of what happened:
- The climbers were toproping off one bolt (**As a rule Never trust a single bolt for safety)
- The climber who was 7 meters high up at the time then sat down on the rope to rest
- The bolt failed 100% resulting in a fall of approximately 7 meters whereby the climber fell into a tree and then onto the ground
- The climber fractured two ribs and had to be rescued. The injured climber was hauled approximately 70 meters up rock faces to safety
Another second (single) bolt was located near a waterfall in Hogsback and the hanger was removed. Do not use/touch this bolt OR any other bolts that appear to look similar to the ones pictured below.
If you are in the area and find any bolts that appear similar to the ones pictured in this article please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
These bolts are dangerous and must NOT be used under any circumstances until they have been inspected and tested/removed.
The person who placed the bolt was contacted – this person reports that these are the only two bolts that he placed.
Below is a picture of the failed bolt
Note the amount of resin used to anchor the bolt.
The hanger also appears to be homemade and un-rated.