Bolt Failure – As I saw the ground rushing up fast towards me, I thought I was going to die …..
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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.
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.
As we anticipated for years, they have Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) of their stainless steel bolts, just as Cayman Brac and Thailand used to have.
The festival had about 1500 participants, creating the largest party I have ever seen after any Rally. There were kayakers sliding down the stretch tent roof, rider sliding down a long line of couches and pole climbers/dancers doing their thing.
Andy Davies has informed us that the 610 shiny new glue-in bolts have arrived for ARF phase II.