/ Clip or sling thread anchor bolts? (Quadrocks)
While I'm here, the reason I'm asking is that, after my first outdoor session at Neilston this weekend, I'd like to begin a tour of supposedly crappy rock (!) by heading to the Quadrocks. I'm just wondering how extensive the bolting is, if they cover most of the climbs, in particular the left hand crag which I believe has more lower end climbs?
Thanks for any advice.
Clip the sling to the krab clipped through the bolt (the krab won't get damaged by this its way too tough at the forces involved).
Clip em. Won't do your krabs any harm in a top-rope set-up.
For leading you keep one end of the quickdraw for the bolt, the other for the rope. The bolt end krab accumulates nicks and scratches as you fall but it's nothing to worry about.
Any info on the Quadrocks appreciated, although I'm sure there will be something there for us to do.
I am aware that the routes aren't bolted, but in the comments section of the link jonnie provided above, there's a guy saying there are bolts at the top for anchor building. I was wondering wether these cover most of the climbs on both parts of the crag, or if it's just a couple at the top of the harder ones for example?
Basically I'd like to top rope V Diff to Severe with decent anchors, wondering if that is possible at Quadrocks.
Aye, it is possible. If I remember rightly, the bolts are on the right hand crag, but belays are possible for top roping or bottom roping above each route. It's a great crag and the view over the firth is wonderful, especially during an evening sunset (it faces west ish.)
There are several large eyebolts ( look like lolly pops with a hole through the middle or like a ring doughnut on a spike) set into the rock above the right (south crag), easy to run a sling through or you can tie into them with a spare bit of rigging rope. They are probably too fat to clip in directly with a crab unless it is very big one. It is easily possible to use two or even three to set up a safe belay above several beginner climbs. There is only one above the left hand north crag as I remember but also suitable rock spurs to put a sling round.
Ideal place to start out - but beware the walk in it is a killer on legs, very steep.
I have heard the walk in is a pain in the arse, I'm coming from a hillwalking background though so hopefully it won't be too bad. That said, a 60m x 10.2mm rope weighs even more than I expected!
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