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climb2core


Jan 9, 2013, 6:21 AM
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RRG: Yank the Mank!  (North_America: United_States: Kentucky)
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Hi y'all.

This winter we are taking time to replace bad bolts, pull abandoned gear, and at times put up some fixed gear. However, we need your support (cash) to help us finish the job! Rebolting efforts include crags like the Motherlode, Darkside, Bob Marley, and Military. We currently have raised about $1300 of the needed $2600 target.


You can donate at: http://www.redriverclimbing.com/mankbank


We need your help, please spread the word. Even a few bucks will make a difference.

Thanks,

Ian


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granite_grrl


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climb2core wrote:
Hi y'all.

This winter we are taking time to replace bad bolts, pull abandoned gear, and at times put up some fixed gear. However, we need your support (cash) to help us finish the job! Rebolting efforts include crags like the Motherlode, Darkside, Bob Marley, and Military. We currently have raised about $1300 of the needed $2600 target.


You can donate at: www.redriverclimbing.com/mankbank


We need your help, please spread the word. Even a few bucks will make a difference.

Thanks,

Ian

Hey, could you tell us a little more about the rebolting efforts? What are the bolts you're replacing and how manky are they (ie - are they just plated 3/8" bolts that are rotting out or are stainless bolts having issues too).

Also, what are you replacing them with. I understand that most people don't want to do glue-ins (either from lack of experience or laziness) but are you replacing them with something a little more beefy and more sustainable like longer 1/2" bolts?

I don't mean to be busting your balls, I just like to know where my money is going if I choose to donate.


climb2core


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No problem!!! I am glad you are asking. Here is what we are doing:

All of the bolts we are replacing are plated. Some are 1/2" 5-piece, some are 3/8" wedge. We are using all stainless steel glue-in bolts for replacement, 4" long with 304 and 316 grade steel. Hilti RE500 and HY150 epoxy.

Also, all of the plated bolts we are replacing tend to be pretty rotten with corrosion on the inside.... typically they are fused chunks of rust that we end up snapping the heads off with a breaker bar, then patching the hole with putty and sand.

Hope that answers your question.

Thanks again,

Ian


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climb2core wrote:
No problem!!! I am glad you are asking. Here is what we are doing:

All of the bolts we are replacing are plated. Some are 1/2" 5-piece, some are 3/8" wedge. We are using all stainless steel glue-in bolts for replacement, 4" long with 304 and 316 grade steel. Hilti RE500 and HY150 epoxy.

Also, all of the plated bolts we are replacing tend to be pretty rotten with corrosion on the inside.... typically they are fused chunks of rust that we end up snapping the heads off with a breaker bar, then patching the hole with putty and sand.

Hope that answers your question.

Thanks again,

Ian

Sounds like you're using the best bolting options possible to me! Awesome to see that you're planning to do things this way.


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Thanks!!! Got some good people doing good work for all of us at the Red. Please pass this on to your crew. The Red is big and only a few step up to do the work. I am sure you know how that goes... But a few bucks from people that visit the Red can be a big help in getting it done.

Ian


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