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Will cavers ever use glue-in bolts?

PostPosted: Jun 26, 2019 9:02 pm
by KeyserSoze
The glue-in bolt is quickly becoming a standard in the rock climbing community, but in my experience it seems that cavers have yet to learn that they exist. I think it's a no brainier that cavers should be using them; they don't require hangers, they are better protected from corrosion, they are virtually indestructible, and installing them under a ceiling is totally legit. The only drawback I can imagine is that they are essentially permanent and cannot be removed without a variety of power tools, but on the other hand they would eliminate the existence of bolt farms at popular pits.

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Re: Will cavers ever use glue-in bolts?

PostPosted: Jul 6, 2019 5:53 am
by tagkycaver
The traditional, primary rig point at Mystery Hole, (Mystery Falls,) Tennessee, has been 2 large glue-in bolts for over 25 years...

Re: Will cavers ever use glue-in bolts?

PostPosted: Jul 6, 2019 10:12 am
by ohiocaver
Yep...and glue-ins of all sorts are a lot cheaper than Rawls. :grin: