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Petzl removable bolts


Francis Haden · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2016 · Points: 9

Previously discussed here:

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/114253396/petzl-coeur-pulse-vs-climbtech-rb-anchors#ForumMessage-114415105

The use of a 3 or 4 tipped drill bit is very specific, as is the diameter. 

Darren Mabe · · Flagstaff, AZ · Joined Dec 2002 · Points: 3,940
Ma Ja wrote:

Gotcha. Ima tell em you said there's a warranty if they get stuck!

Did I say that?

Taylor Spiegelberg · · Lander & Sheridan, WY · Joined May 2012 · Points: 1,501

I've said this in previous threads, but before I could afford spending the money to get 3 or 4 Climbtech RB's (which are definitely the easiest to use given I always have a 1/2" bit) I used Tapcon screws with washers and hangers for my directionals.

https://www.confast.com/product-1-4-x-3-1-4-hex-tapcon-concrete-screw
https://www.amazon.com/IVY-Classic-44792-SDS-Plus-Magnetic/dp/B0052IO6XC/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_3?keywords=SDS+to+5%2F16%22+Hex+Driver&qid=1556285137&s=hi&sr=1-3-fkmrnull 

The screws are dirt cheap and reusable, but I never used them for load bearing purposes. However, they're great for pulling yourself into steep lines as they leave a tiny 1/4" hole that's unnoticeable. Buy the right size SDS bit, an SDS to hex adapter and you're good to go. A friend in the Black Hills told me he accidentally clipped and whipped on one while working a new line, and it held....

Darren Mabe · · Flagstaff, AZ · Joined Dec 2002 · Points: 3,940

Gotta pay to play

Alex Bury · · Ojai, CA · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 2,351

I’ve taken some pretty decent whippers on the 1/2” climbtechs. They are awesome for ground-up routes, and I’ll carry a rack of five or six if its a face climb Im gunning for.

Never had one get stuck irretrievably, and I place them almost exclusively in sandstone.

Darren Mabe · · Flagstaff, AZ · Joined Dec 2002 · Points: 3,940
Alex Bury wrote: I’ve taken some pretty decent whippers on the 1/2” climbtechs. They are awesome for ground-up routes, and I’ll carry a rack of five or six if its a face climb Im gunning for.

Never had one get stuck irretrievably, and I place them almost exclusively in sandstone.

Atta boy

Erik Kloeker · · Campton · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 40

I've used the legacy bolts for this purpose, they are the shit and much cheaper than the Petzl version. They are starting to manufacture them again soon.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Fixed Hardware: Bolts & Anchors
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