Anyone have any idea of the vintage of the bolts in this route? They’re looking a bit corroded whereas the routes to the left all have bolts in better condition.
Just found this. Sort of implies it was redone at the same time as Almost Me, which is hard to believe looking at the state of them.
(I don't know but hoping that bumping this up the forum will give it a better chance of being seen by Gibson, Crocker et. al)
there is at least one bolt on it which looks very old so it would seem to have been rebolted at some point. Odd that the bolts would corrode quicker than routes just to the left.
I did some more digging. July 2006, doesn't say "Rebolted"
September 2006, both routes marked "Rebolted"
They sure as shit didn't look the same year when I lowered past them. Would love it if someone with the knowledge could say better than guesswork based on internet archaeology. Anyone??
If someone could take some photos then I know someone who could quite possibly give you an informed answer.
Myself and a friend rebolted Almost Me with stainless staples a few years ago. Although the old bolts were rusty they seemed pretty solid when we ground them off. I also bolted Arcaeopteryx with stainless a while later. If you donate the cash, I'll rebolt drilling fields for you... but to be honest, I think they are fine.
> If you donate the cash, I'll rebolt drilling fields for you... but to be honest, I think they are fine.
Me? You must be joking!
Why? Are you from Yorkshire too?.... Meant for the OP
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