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.
Tag Archives | Bolting
Andy Davies has informed us that the 610 shiny new glue-in bolts have arrived for ARF phase II.
Sanddrif Crag is one of the better sport crags in the Western Cape. Please do not do anything to jeopardise access.
Good safe bolting requires training & experience. This is a overview, not a training manual. Find someone who has bolted some good routes to show you the finer points of bolting.
In conjunction with the Montagu Bolting Fund: Route #1 was re-bolted by Micky Wiswedel (who paid for all the bolts) and Justin Lawson
There have been bolts exposed to humid, sea air and which carry h the UIAA stamp on them, which have corroded so badly that they have simply fallen off under their own weight.
The Bolting Fund is picking up momentum in the way of funding and we are looking to replace more anchors and lower off’s at the Steeple and Farside Crags.
Official response from the Mountain Club of South Africa regarding the bolts that were recently installed on Table Mountain.
If you’re going to equip a route, do it for life and buy good quality equipment.
To avoid any further altercations with land owners and incorrect equipment being used, The Montagu Mountain Committee (who are responsible for the Montagu Reserve) have asked for applications to be submitted before a new route is bolted.