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north grampians bolts
JFG
25/08/2014
6:31:58 PM
During the cliff care weekend for the northern grampians we came across a block that had detached from the wall, we flipped it over to discover it had a bolt in it. not sure which route it was but it was near legoland. picture below

http://imgur.com/a/bbwVI
kieranl
25/08/2014
9:44:55 PM
? one of Nick Sutter's projects

nmonteith
25/08/2014
10:02:09 PM
It was a Nick Sutter project. I'm surprised he placed a bolt in that flake. A good lesson in how high a fire burns and that flakes are not permanent!

IdratherbeclimbingM9
25/08/2014
10:03:33 PM
On 25/08/2014 JFG wrote:
>During the cliff care weekend for the northern grampians we came across
>a block that had detached from the wall, we flipped it over to discover
>it had a bolt in it. not sure which route it was but it was near legoland.
>picture below
>
>http://imgur.com/a/bbwVI

Isn't hindsight wonderful!
Heh, heh, heh.

~> Obviously not sensible to bolt an overlap that is falling apart, and I am surprised that a hammer drill would not have sounded hollow in the process of drilling, given the discolouration on the cliff where the block came from, indicating it was never fully attached anyway.

It would also seem that the aiders-ear of listening while tapping in a bolt with a hammer is a lost art, if the power drill was too noisy...

Then again, it might be part of the next proliferation of boltings plot; ie a ground anchor for lightweight belayers?
;-)

nmonteith
26/08/2014
10:23:22 AM
On 25/08/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>It would also seem that the aiders-ear of listening while tapping in a
>bolt with a hammer is a lost art, if the power drill was too noisy...

I always tap the rock with a hammer before using the powerdrill.

rodw
26/08/2014
10:56:52 AM
You can tell anyway as soon as drill starts hammering..definitely has a different sound.

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