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RomanD


Feb 24, 2009, 11:01 AM
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Old bolts in the McDowells  (North_America: United_States: Arizona: Phoenix_Area: McDowell_Mountains)
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I am curious what people's thoughts are on the age and quality of bolts on a few popular routes in the McDowells are (for example, Renaissance Direct). I haven't given it too much thought, but recently was climbing The Settlement on Tom's Thumb and found the 1st bolt to be in awful shape. It is rusted, sticking out ~5mm with a spinning leeper hanger on it. The second bolt is better, but still old. Is there resistance to updating to modern hardware, or is it just that no one has taken the time to do it yet?
-Roman


bubbaski06


Feb 24, 2009, 3:47 PM
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i reackon no one has done it because it get expensive, but if you want to spend the money and time please be my guest, just don't go retro bolting every damn line you find.


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