Machine Gun Bolting on Bermuda Dunes
This is a shot of some of the aid gear PTPP and I took up Bermuda Dunes.
Note the machine-gun belted bolts. We told some hikers we had a gun that could shoot 250 bolts per minute into solid granite. They nodded knowingly, and then moved away from us as fast as they politely could.
That strange piton to the right of the bolts and hangers is a Bugaboo that had the center cut out with a grinder. The idea of this "tuning fork" was to drive it under the hangers of rotten bolts, and pop them out of their holes. Then, the holes could be redrilled larger and deeper and new bolts and hangers installed.
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