/ Keld/Kisdon Chris Sowden/Tony Burnell
I’m hoping to make it over to Keld in the next couple of weeks to rebolt a couple of the routes on Kisdon Scar, especially Keld In Action. It looks great, the bolts however don’t.
I’ve been around to witness some unfriendly behaviour from folks rebolting routes irrespective of the original developer’s intentions, opinions and thoughts.
And so I was wondering if anyone could forward my details or put me in contact with Chris or Tony.
Thanks in advance for any help, Emilio.
You can message Tony on Facebook he's in New Zealand these days. I'll tell Chris yourey trying to get hold of him and get him to look you up on here.
Thank you for the quick and informative response, it’s appreciated.
If Tony or Chris are anything other than delighted, I’ll eat my.....
No, best not tempt fate!
Chris says that it's fine by him, he can't get on UKC for some reason. Looks like salad for Neil's lunch.
And so keld In Action (7b) is all finished up.
There’s an anchor lower than the original tree lower off, as to avoid the loose, very vegetated area.
The original bolts are still in place, I didn’t have the means to remove them even if I wanted to.
Soldier (7b) also has new bolts but I didn’t get around to getting an anchor in, so in the off chance someone heads up it any time soon, might be worth taking some old rope to lower off the tree.
All the bolts are 12x110mm stainless steel expansion (Fixe) purchased very recently. The hangers are also stainless steel, also Fixe.
Did you manage to do both routes? We retro bolted one of the routes a while ago with the pretence to go back and do some more. On the right in the bottom break is a hand saw and some secateurs. If your going back up. If you fancy a hand with some bolting give me a shout.
Hello Sam, that’s good to hear. Some gardening would be benifical to some bits. I haven’t had a chance to climb there since last year, I’ve just been over by myself recently. Thanks for the offer.
Emilio, I looked into re bolting some of the routes a year or so ago but decided they probably wouldn't see the traffic to justify it so thanks for your work, if your heading back let me know if you want a hand, I live not far away in swaledale.
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