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Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:33 pm
by Justin
See below the bottom bolt of Gospel Express !
I've been wondering for a while what it would like under the hanger, so last weekend I took the hanger off.

Anyone like to hazard a guess as to what type of steel the bolt might be?
The corrosion around the bolt does inspire!!

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:57 pm
by emile
ooooooh, it just hurts looking at that!!!

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:51 am
by robertbreyer
any mechanical engineers out there? what's the ET-RT on this Boven chain?
RT=rust-through (or bend-open).
bolted 2001.
not very confidence-inspiring....

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:49 am
by Justin
Holy crap!!!!!!!!! :shock:

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:10 am
by Hann
But, but.....

Can't Gospel Express be safely traded?

:mrgreen:

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:21 am
by Justin
Hann wrote:But, but..... Can't Gospel Express be safely traded? :mrgreen:
100% - How is the walk off? :eye:

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:33 pm
by Faffy001
So is it safe to climb now? or not really? Are there any other routes at montagu that aren't really safe to climb?

:) J

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:36 pm
by Justin
Yes, these two routes are 100%

I've been asked to go and inspect the routes at the Farside (across the road from Legoland) and bolts on the back side of The Steeple.

Otherwise, nothing else comes to mind.

If anyone is concerned about a specific route, please post here or email me justin@climbing.co.za

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:39 pm
by Faffy001
AWESOME :)
thanks

Re: Bolts at the Steeple

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:44 pm
by Justin
Here is the report on the bolts that got taken out: Quasimodo Bolt Corrosion Investigation

Anyone who wants to support the Montagu Bolting Fund can deposit donations into the account below – I’ve opened this savings account specifically for bolting in and around Montagu. I will keep a spreadsheet record of what was received by whom as well as outgoing expenditures.
Please email me the deposit slip & you are also welcome to include suggestions of whether you would like the funds to go to re-bolting or new routes.
Climb ZA’s emphasis right now is to bolt “lower grade” routes at easily accessible crags as this grows the sport.

justin@climbing.co.za

Cheers,
Justin

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