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.
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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.
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 and avoid a Bolt Corrosion Investigation!