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Feb 18, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Chalking up on Reason To Be (5.11a).
I'd really like to learn to bolt, and I want to do it right. Not just using a drill, but the whole process from start to finish. I don't have any friends that are developers, so I'm having trouble finding a way to learn.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me on how to get into this or, better yet, is anyone willing to take me out and teach me? I'm willing to do a lot of grunt work to gain these skills. Cleaning, trail building, you name it - I'll help you develop your area and take no credit for any of it.

Thanks!
Sean Godwin
From Vancouver, BC
Joined Dec 31, 2010
528 points
Feb 19, 2016
We could go to indian creek and do some bolting, theres a lot of cracks there that could really use a few bolts so we don't have to buy so many expensive cams, in the meantime though if you know of any bolts or anchors that might need replacing at any of the crags in the PNW Id be glad to do some climbing and show you what i know, all i have is a hand drill though, it works, just not quickly jmbrower
From portland, or
Joined Mar 21, 2013
35 points
Feb 21, 2016
jmbrower wrote:
We could go to indian creek and do some bolting, theres a lot of cracks there that could really use a few bolts so we don't have to buy so many expensive cams, in the meantime though if you know of any bolts or anchors that might need replacing at any of the crags in the PNW Id be glad to do some climbing and show you what i know, all i have is a hand drill though, it works, just not quickly


I want so badly to believe this is totally a joke post.

But part of me thinks its serious.
bentobox
Joined Oct 18, 2014
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Feb 22, 2016
I'd be glad to give you a bit of a tutorial. Send me a pm before you head up to Squamish next.

Kris
KrisW
Joined Sep 23, 2012
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Mar 4, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolting on Rancid Meat (5.10c)
It's not the same as first hand experience but if you watch FixeHardware's entire 6 part series there is a LOT of information in them. They are not exciting but if you watched all 6 in order you would have a great base of knowledge to start with.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


Part 6
KrisFiore
From Burlington, Vermont
Joined Sep 4, 2014
1,287 points
Mar 15, 2016
Please don't bolt crack lines. If you can climb it trad, it should never be bolted. GTD
From Bowen island, BC, Canada
Joined May 20, 2015
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