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NJSlacker


Sep 10, 2012, 1:09 PM
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Removable bolts: does anyone actually use these?
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hey all.

So I stumbled on these cool little things online
http://www.climbtechgear.com/1-2-removable-anchor/
They seem like a cool idea, but I've never heard of anyone actually using them. Seems to me that a route protected entirely like this would be impractical, as an empty bolt hole would get dusty and grimy and make using these more dangerous.


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These are generally used by sport route developers. You can use them on overhanging routes to help stay into the wall when you don't know where the final location of the bolt will be. Once you have equiped the route you patch the holes you used for the RBs.

Like you mentioned, protecting a route with these would be impractical for many reasons, especially because it would be nearly impossible to find the holes.


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NJSlacker wrote:
hey all.

So I stumbled on these cool little things online
http://www.climbtechgear.com/1-2-removable-anchor/
They seem like a cool idea, but I've never heard of anyone actually using them. Seems to me that a route protected entirely like this would be impractical, as an empty bolt hole would get dusty and grimy and make using these more dangerous.
Is this Adam?

Anyway, the RBs are not appropriate for highlining, you are going to get them stuck or kink the cable making them useless. If you REALLY want to use them for highlining, you are going to need to use the 3/4" or larger versions. If you are looking for a removable bolt option for highlining, I can supply you with a solution, but the RB is not it.

If you are not Adam, then the guy above me answered your question.


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ha, yep, I'm not Adam. Wasn't considering them for highlines.


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NJSlacker wrote:
ha, yep, I'm not Adam. Wasn't considering them for highlines.
Ah, you guys have similar logins and he just asked about them yesterday, so I figured. Anyway, they are good for bolt work, but outside of that, they are more suited for commercial/ industrial applications. I wouldent try to protect a route using all RBs, sometimes they have a tendency to get stuck if you fall on them.


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I bolt all my new routes on lead and use these when I can't find a good hook placement. They work great but are tricky to remove after being weighted.


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