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Bodgy bolts

pmonks
26-Aug-2015
3:29:19 AM
On a similar note to jive-ass anchors, I thought it might be fun to post photos of dodgy bolts and mock the long-forgotten dinosaurs who placed them.

Here's my first contribution - I call it "mild steel, unwelded ring bolt vs Pacific Ocean":



(seen at the Cliff House boulders)
mikllaw
26-Aug-2015
9:07:38 AM
Rusted in self-drill anchor found at the cathedral, Sydney.


I think they are supposed to look like this:-



Gnaguts
26-Aug-2015
9:27:43 AM
On 26/08/2015 pmonks wrote:
>I thought it might be fun to post photos of dodgy bolts and mock the long-forgotten dinosaurs who placed them.
>Here's my first contribution - I call it "mild steel, unwelded ring bolt vs Pacific Ocean":

What's wrong with it?
It probably served it's purpose for the original toprope ascent and other fisherpeeps can make their own arrangements.
Don't have to go to SanFran to find P O mank either as Phillip Island or Sydney, etc, over here will do it for us nicely and at a cheaper rate too.
Have they got a Gap style techo fence to keep climber and other peeps away from the edge there as well?

> V3 ** The Old Man and the Sea Boulder 8m - 10 days ago (rated as good)
>Figured out the first couple of moves, but the rock gets bad (and the landing worse!) the higher you go.

Duhhh. That goes with bouldering at lots of places yes? Post us a pic of the awsome old man climbing it, or it dint happen.


pmonks
27-Aug-2015
3:54:47 AM
On 26/08/2015 gnaguts wrote:
>What's wrong with it?

Hard to tell from the photo, but it's 1/4" and bent as fsck. Oh and the rock it's in isn't the best either (brittle greywacke).

>Have they got a Gap style techo fence to keep climber and other peeps
>away from the edge there as well?

Nah the GG Bridge is much more popular for jumpers (and doesn't have any kind of safety devices beyond cameras).

>> the rock gets bad (and the landing worse!) the higher you go.
>
>Duhhh. That goes with bouldering at lots of places yes?

There's a rock behind that gets closer as you climb higher - down low there's minimal risk you'll hit it but higher up you're likely to smack your head on it on the way down. Here's a pic - these problems are tucked right in near the cave, with the rock on the right a lot closer than it looks:




ambyeok
27-Aug-2015
1:46:48 PM
Look, before you go placing artificial protection and damaging the cliff further, can we see if we can't just solve the problem of the rock creating the fall risk?

How 'stuck in' is the rock to the right? Could you loosen it up with a couple of shovels and roll it away? Is there any access to get a tractor in, if so you could probably drag it away. If its too stuck to the cliff you could you use a jack hammer or gas powered crowbar to loosen it up, or some light explosives.

By the way, is that a ghost in the cave? Scary stuff I wouldn't climb there for sure.
mikllaw
27-Aug-2015
3:01:57 PM

Pulled from Beaten Bullied and buggered at Mt Boyce, Greg Child's original Rawl bolt and Aluminium hanger combo.

IdratherbeclimbingM9
27-Aug-2015
9:15:26 PM
On 27/08/2015 ambyeok wrote:
>By the way, is that a ghost in the cave? Scary stuff I wouldn't climb there for sure.

That is the ghost of the AWESOMENESS of San Fran, as characterised by the colourful stripey clothing...
;-)

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