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Kalk Bay ARF Meet Report 2014

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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MCSA CT Section Rock Climbing Committee January 2014 Newsletter

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.

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Bolt failure at Kleinmond

I have looked at the bolt and it is very clearly Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) that caused the failure.


Blow, brush, Blow blow, brush brush... these are the days of our lives!

ARF Report Silvermine Lower Crag

The thought of having to go through planning another w/e outweighed my bed, which my oh so sexy girlfriend was keeping warm.


Update: ARF at Lower Silvermine

Andy Davies has informed us that the 610 shiny new glue-in bolts have arrived for ARF phase II.

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ARF phase II – fundraising & new bolts

I am very pleased to report that we have managed to raise a substantial amount of money for the new bolts.


ARF Phase II – last call for donations

Please please seriously consider helping ARF – its for your own good.


Anchor Replacement Fund Phase II

So the Anchor Replacement Fund started off a couple of years back with 800 bolts and 200 lower off rings.


Quasimodo Bolt Corrosion Investigation

If you’re going to equip a route, do it for life and buy good quality equipment and avoid a Bolt Corrosion Investigation!

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Report: ARF meet at Skoorsteenskop

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.