Suspect bolt on Lord of the Rings - Lower Silvermine

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Heinrich1981
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Suspect bolt on Lord of the Rings - Lower Silvermine

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Hi Everyone,

Went climbing at lower Silvermine today and the hanger of bolt number 9 on Lord of the Rings is loose. My partner also noticed that the nut on bolt 9 is loose.

As bolt number 9 protects a tricky move, I urge everyone attempting this route to be very careful.


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Forket
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Re: Suspect bolt on Lord of the Rings - Lower Silvermine

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If you want to be really careful, maybe try a #17 spanner?
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Forket wrote: Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:30 pm If you want to be really careful, maybe try a #17 spanner?
When tightening bolts, please tighten, but do not over over crank it - this can damage the bolt :thumright
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Re: Suspect bolt on Lord of the Rings - Lower Silvermine

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Forket wrote: Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:30 pm maybe try a #17 spanner?
Yip, just keep one in the bottom of your bag. They are cheaper than carabiners & really come in handy.

-R
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