TO SUPPORT THE OPENING OF NEW BOLTED ROUTES IN THE MONTAGU AREA AND TO FURTHER THE SPORT OF ROCK CLIMBING.
Everybody loves climbing sport routes. And what is better than climbing new routes on existing or new crags?
Bolting new routes is hard work and very expensive, and to do so one needs experience in identifying a good line for a route and also the knowledge regarding safe bolting practices and establishing the line in terms of aesthetics and cleaning, etc
The expense that goes into a bolted route:
Your average bolted route can be anywhere between 8 and 12 bolts long, plus top anchors. This equates to about R1500 minimum for one route if you calculate the costs of the bolts, the hangers, the top anchor system and the drill bits. And this does not take into consideration the very healthy capital outlay of at least R10 000 or more for a drill and other related bolting paraphernalia to begin with. Nor does it take into account the huge amount of time and effort on the part of the bolter.
As you can see, these costs are quite exorbitant and it is becoming increasingly difficult to put up new routes. Routes that we all go out and enjoy.
Two important factors:
1. All bolting will adhere to the standards set out by the MCSA in terms of equipment used – Bolts, hangers, top anchor systems, etc.
2. At least 95% of the routes opened will be in the low to medium grade range (15 to 21), which means routes that everybody can enjoy.
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS BOLTING FUND SO WE CAN ESTABLISH MORE QUALITY ROUTES FOR EVERYONE TO CLIMB AND ENJOY.
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS BOLTING FUND IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ARF (ANCHOR REPLACEMENT FUND). ARF IS A FUND SOLEY FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF OLD BOLTS AND ANCHORS AND TO DATE THEY HAVE DONE A BRILLIANT JOB IN DOING JUST THAT.