Malcolm's Route

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CraigBurden
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Malcolm's Route

Post by CraigBurden » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:51 pm

I just wanted to let you all know that today we pulled the hanger off the second bolt of Malcolm's Route at Silvermine Lower Crag. Its Not striped, it just need tightening. We did put it back up and put a nice "X" next to it in chalk. I will tighten it next time I'm up unless its been tighten already. I would prefer a rebolt ;)
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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by Jeandre » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:03 pm

No way dude, was gonna climb M's Route this weekend... Thanks for the heads up :thumright

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by CraigBurden » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:03 pm

Sure man, It was a scary moment. Almost resulted in a back first decking! But instead he was caught by the first bolt and kicked me in the face. But I don't mind being kicked in the face if it avoids back breaking! This is why I want ARF bolts in there, it would make it nice and easy to clean too! :)
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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by Xenomorph » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:57 am

Route's real name is Wings of Desire, I will tell Malcolm.

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by Xenomorph » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:59 am

Oh yeah, Great route!

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by MalcolmG » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:46 am

Hi Guys
Thanks for the heads up!
Lower Silvermine is long overdue for an ARF re-bolt.
We all enjoy the clean shiny safe new bolts but do any of us know how much work it takes to put them in?
ARF needs more volunteers....so if you enjoy clipping those news bolts.....it's time you signed up for an ARF work meet!

Always a good idea to carry a 17mm spanner with you in your bag!

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by Bickell » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:00 am

Hey MalcolmG, is that YOUR freaking route?? :shock: *mind blown*

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by Xenomorph » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:27 pm

I got my spanner :pig:

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by Hann » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:19 pm

Could you be a bit more clear:

Did the expansion bolt come out of the hole, or was it only the hanger the unscrewed from the bolt?
If only the hanger it should be fine if simply screwed back on again.


Whoever tightens the nut onto the bolt, try not to over torque it.
Tighten it only enough so it does not come loose again.

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by CraigBurden » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:57 pm

@Hann It was just the hanger, Easy fix.
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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by MalcolmG » Mon Dec 12, 2011 2:01 pm

@ Brickell yes it is my route!

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by danglingdingle » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:45 pm

Brickell ha ha :lol:

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by TheChris » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:43 pm

Hey gents
I know I'm years delayed but I've been checking this route out and I'm keen to give it a go, any beta for me?
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Re: Malcolm's Route / Wings of desire

Post by MalcolmG » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:53 am

1 -Take your 17 spanner with you.
2 - Don't clip the hanger if it's loose!
3 - Please tighten if the hanger is spinning.

Lastly as a side note, a spinning hanger does not mean the bolt is loose.

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Re: Malcolm's Route

Post by TheChris » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:14 pm

Okay will do thanks.
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