Replacing Old Bolts With ClimbTech Glue Ins

Thanks to the efforts of dedicated locals, old hardware at crags across the country is getting updated with the good stuff. In that vein, ClimbTech just released a new video detailing the process of upgrading old bolts on a classic route at Reimer’s Ranch in Texas. Besides being jealous of all that drippy looking limestone tufa goodness, it’s an informative look at the process of rebolting, as well as showing how to reuse the old hole.

At our local crag of Rifle, there are numerous routes where bolts have been replaced several times, with new holes drilled each time, leaving an unsightly mess. Hopefully more people will start reusing old holes, and we can improve the aesthetic on all our routes, no matter how many times they get upgraded.

Replacing a rusted bolt with a new ClimbTech Wave Bolt from ClimbTech on Vimeo.

Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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