How to Check Outdoor Climbing Bolts for Safety

How to Check Outdoor Climbing Bolts for Safety

How to Check Outdoor Climbing Bolts for Safety

Climbing in a gym is different than climbing outdoors in a number of ways, one being indoor bolts are in a controlled space and checked regularly.

Outdoor bolts differ from area to area and are almost always drilled by different climbers.

A rusty expansion bolts.

There are a number of types of bolts, but most fall under the categories of expansion or glue-in.

While popular crag routes have enough traffic that loose or broken bolts are discovered and replaced, untraveled and rarely-climbed lines might have bolts that are not safe to fall on.

A few reminders for summer are to bring a wrench to tighten any loose bolts and to have a few extra hangers to add to hanger-less bolts in the rock.

Watch these two short videos about how to check to see if bolts are safe.

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Climbing in a gym is different than climbing outdoors in a number of ways, one being indoor bolts are in a controlled space and checked regularly. Outdoor bolts differ from area to area and […]

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