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Feb 11, 2014
Chris Vinson wrote:
Nicelegs i bet you had the older ones that didn't have a cleaning bushing yet?


I used 3/8" X 1 1/4" mild steel weak ass sleeve bolts. At a few cents each and to only be used for a few days, they worked. The cave was close to horizontal for nearly 40 feet and almost always steeper than 45. I actually used the bolts as anchor points for a series of rebelays rather than pure directionals for the drilling. There were a couple key spots where I could tie a beefy thread or a section of harder rock where I'd put a powers. It was still a bit terrifying calculating the swing potential if those bolts blew.


In all, only one blew and I didn't swing since my hook was in contact when it happened.
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Feb 11, 2014
nicelegs wrote:
I actually used the bolts as anchor points for a series of rebelays rather than pure directionals for the drilling.


Sweet. What you described is basically how we've been bolting roofs on lead, with 1/2" RBs instead of plated bolts. Patch the holes and it leaves virtually nothing other than some camo'd putty in the cliff.

Check out the rack.


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