Montagu is one of the sport climbing meccas in South Africa. Recently a devastating fire swept through the mountains surrounding the town, seriously affecting the vegetation and bases of quite a few of the rock walls that boast many of the climbs that Montagu is famous for.
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An accident recently took place at Hogsback where a climber was injured after a bolt failed.
The COEUR PULSE is a 12 mm removable anchor made of stainless steel
Bolt Failure – As I saw the ground rushing up fast towards me, I thought I was going to die …..
So far in 2015 the MCSA JHB & Magalies Sections & Boven Fund have spent a combined R15,250 on hardware for equipping and bolt replacement.
A documentary about conflict, death, and community in the most popular park in the country – Bolt Wars.
It appears that Sederstrom was stick clipping his way up the climb, going from bolt to bolt, unclipping the bolt below him as he went, when the third bolt failed.
The bolt in question was the first bolt of ‘Get Some’ (18) – I was leading and saw it was loose so gave it a tug and it just popped out.
Sheffield’s Titanium bolt guru, Martin Roberts, thinks Stainless Steel bolts should become a thing of the past; not just in super corrosive tropical environments like Thailand, but also in the UK.
Lab test Over the last 14 months I’ve collected enough carabiners used as lower-offs at belays to make a sound statistical analysis with the aim of drawing some conclusions about their breaking strengths.