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pusherem


Sep 19, 2002, 6:17 AM
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i was up at south mtn yesterday and came across 2 bolts for toprope but they looked realll shaky so i opted not use them. anyone know how old these are? how safe they are. i mayu just go replace them or drill new ones. peace
Eric


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The bolts were put there in 1983. You can eaisly set up a TR without using the bolt above Pump Monster anyway. Or you can always boulder it.
Cheers ~Rob H


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You can also do the ASCA thing and pull the old ones with a crowbar. If they're 1/4", you can rather easily redrill the holes to 3/8" and put in some nice stainless steel rawl five-piece monsters. You'll need to do some virgin drilling to get the hole deeper.

If the old ones are 3/8", redrill them to 1/2"; don't put new 3/8" bolts back into old 3/8" holes.


The ASCA tells you how to do it here:

http://www.safeclimbing.org/info.html


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You can also do the ASCA thing and pull the old ones with a crowbar. If they're 1/4", you can rather easily redrill the holes to 3/8" and put in some nice stainless steel rawl five-piece monsters. You'll need to do some virgin drilling to get the hole deeper.



If the old ones are 3/8", redrill them to 1/2"; don't put new 3/8" bolts back into old 3/8" holes.





The ASCA tells you how to do it here:



http://www.safeclimbing.org/info.html

Don't bolt a perfectly good bouldering route. Piss pore climbing ethics. Highball bouldering problem so keep it as that...


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