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Feb 11, 2014
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"Locker I'll post more stats once we go to production"

Got it and AOK! Very much look forward to seeing this progress. Pretty fucking cool the way they're so easily removed.

One hell of a neat improvement.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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Feb 11, 2014
Sick day activities to keep the stoke.
Sick day activities to keep the stoke.


Gratuitous bolt supply posting...

Great reading here for anyone looking to know more about the process and materials.

Now if only i could get more time off from the salt mines...
John Greer Jr.
From modesto, ca
Joined Jun 4, 2009
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Feb 11, 2014
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^^^

How many of those have since been placed and do you believe in "Runnouts" or tightly bolted "Sport" routes?

Just wondering. Not looking for ammo to insult.

;-)
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
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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.
nicelegs
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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.


bolting rack
bolting rack
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