/ Grivel X Monster picks

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Shacks - on 21 Jan 2013
I have a pair of Grivel X-Monster axes and I am replacing the picks on them. Due to the ends being hammered over, I've had to drill the heads off the bolts. I am about to fit the new picks but as I have 2 trips away, I don't want to hammer over the ends of the bolts as I want to be able to remove the picks before putting them in my rucksack for the plane trips there and home again. I was thinking of fitting A2 stainless nyloc nuts instead of the nuts that come with the new picks. I know I would have to check that the nuts weren't coming loose while climbing but I am wondering if anyone have any thoughts on possible problems with doing this? Thanks.
Greg Boswell - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Shacks:

Hi mate.

I know of a lot of people that have used different nuts and bolts on the monster pick.. As long as the nuts are tight, they will be sweet as a ...... :)

The hammered over bolts are a pain for swapping picks on trips.

Give me a shout if you want any more info.

Cheers. Greg
Adam15 - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Shacks:
Use some loctite on them, that will stop them coming loose
Exile - on 21 Jan 2013
In reply to Shacks:

I wanted to change regularly between different picks so I just got some nuts and bolts from homebase and got on with it. As said above, just check they are still done up before each trip.
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Shacks - on 22 Jan 2013
Thanks for all your replies. I will go ahead with fitting A2 stainless bolts with nyloc nuts and if this don't work well then I'll try the Loctite.

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