/ Mowingword bolt
Have you seen this:
Not as shiney as we may have thought although in the wrong place seeing as its been led free subsequently. Unless its been replaced recently.
Pretty sure Dawn Chorus takes a different line to the bolt. Either way it doesn't look attractive in the cliff on the blank section.
Am I missing something here? Is this a sustained troll? I'm surprised that the bolt didn't spontaneously ignite and melt on contact with the sacred limestone.
Given that didn't happen, why the hell hasn't somebody taken it out? I thought the bolt-free status of Pembroke was well-known and uncontroversial.
Im also not sure why this hasn't attracted more attention. Maybe after the Eroica saga, most people are treating it as a troll?
How do you know its being taken care of? I have notified the relevant person and he is going down to deal with it at the weekend.
Nice one Mark, do you have any more details about this?
No, sorry, not at the moment.
> How do you know its being taken care of? I have notified the relevant person and he is going down to deal with it at the weekend.
I should have thought that the relevant person would have been the next person who saw it, but thanks for organising the appropriate response.
I imagine chopping a bolt actually takes a bit of effort and it's pretty likely the next person who sees it wont be climbing with the kind of hardware required. Maybe if they did a good job and over drilled the hole and it's expansion you only need a spanner and a hammer. But what if it's a staple? If it's a sea cliff you'd hope so. I'm more annoyed by people who do a shoddy job of chopping bolts. Just cutting the bolt leaves something equally as ugly.
Its only partially an aesthetics argument. Here, a chopped bolt is infinitely preferable to a whole one - unless it is to dangle the original perpetrator by the bollocks from.
Had I been prepared, I would have taken care of it myself and made a bloody good job of removing the eye sore (I consider it on a par with going into somebodies living room and sh&*^ing on the floor). As for notifying the appropriate people, I think we've done quite a good job :o)
Now to sort out the issue of the bolts that have appeared on our doorstep! It seems somebody has been busy in Cornwall as well.
Can you be more specific please? Where and when.
Sounds like one of the old fashioned Petzl caving bolts which were drilled/hammered in by hand.
I was asked about two bolts to the left of Friends on Pordenack. Just checked with the person and he confirmed that he saw two oval bolts, about 4-5m off the deck. To the left, on the wall by the overhang (sounds like Cain from what i know of that route). His description of the route he was climbing (Friends) seemed pretty consistent as well and he was using a rockfax guide with the pictures to aid in the process. I haven't checked myself but have changed my plans to be down that way at the weekend to confirm this, unless somebody else can confirm that they are or even better are not there.
Separately I was talking about another bolt/peg next to immaculate crack I think so I was going to go for a stroll that way at the weekend and see what I find.
Thanks Nick. Any feedback will be welcome. It may be that others already know about the ones you mention.
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