We had a successful Kalk Bay ARF Meet and all the suspect bolts and older routes at Kalk Bay crags have now been replaced/rebolted.
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Please see the below latest news that the MCSA Rock Climbing Committee is working on and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any suggestions, information or offers to assist us.
I have looked at the bolt and it is very clearly Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) that caused the failure.
The thought of having to go through planning another w/e outweighed my bed, which my oh so sexy girlfriend was keeping warm.
Andy Davies has informed us that the 610 shiny new glue-in bolts have arrived for ARF phase II.
I am very pleased to report that we have managed to raise a substantial amount of money for the new bolts.
Please please seriously consider helping ARF – its for your own good.
So the Anchor Replacement Fund started off a couple of years back with 800 bolts and 200 lower off rings.
If you’re going to equip a route, do it for life and buy good quality equipment and avoid a Bolt Corrosion Investigation!
We had 61 bolts, 20 top anchors, 18 muffins, 17 guys, 14 doughnuts, 7 ropes, 5 drills, 4 spare batteries, 3 gals (!), 1 glue gun and last but not least 1 angle grinder.