/ Lower-offs at Penmaenbach Quarry Main Slab Level
Andy Boorman suggested that the routes I did there last year might become popular enough that the fixed lower-off hangers I used would wear. He thought they should be replaced by maillons and rings. These were supplied by the bolt fund and I fitted them on my Main Slab level routes today. Unfortunately I had problems with the Puzzle Groove and Multicultural Slab lower offs and each of these has now lost its original hangers but has only one bolt with a properly fitted replacement ring. The problems are trivial (e.g. a dropped nut lost in the rocks below) and I aim to sort them out very soon. However in the unlikely event that anyone tries to climb on this N facing crag in the next week or they should be aware of this.
> Andy Boorman suggested that the routes I did there last year might become popular enough that the fixed lower-off hangers I used would wear.
He's good that Andy Boorman chap isn't he. Taught me everything I know - plus a few things I didn't.
Nice one Harold,nice route bolting spot on.
I got back there again today (earlier than expected) and fixed the mistakes from Wednesday. On the routes mentioned, each lower off now has two properly equipped lower off bolts, each of which has an SS hanger, maillon and ring.
> Nice route bolting spot on.
Thanks, nice to hear that you enjoyed them. I do them for my own benefit (e.g. I expect last years routes on Tyddyn Hywel will get few, if any, repeats despite their quality) but it is a welcome bonus when others do them and like them.
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