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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Bolting Skills: new BMC TV film series

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28/06/2020

Ever wondered about the dark art of bolting? In association with the Cumbria Bolt Fund and Association of Mountain Instructors, BMC TV presents it's latest film series: bolting skills. So whether you're looking to brush up on your knowledge or are fascinated to find out how it's done, have a watch and learn - it's real drilling!
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Gower Bolt Policy Meeting

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23/07/2011

At previous BMC South Wales meetings, a number of climbers said that as they were relatively new to the area, and had no involvement with the old bolt policy, they would like to contribute to it in the light of new developments and changing attitudes.
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GENERAL

Better Bolts Campaign 2011: Bolts ordered!

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08/06/2011

Earlier in the year, the BMC once again invited regional bolt funds to apply for donations of free bolts as part of the Better Bolts Campaign. 8 groups applied for equipment from a total fund worth £10,000. So, who is getting what and for where?
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LOCAL AREAS

Frogsmouth restoration continues

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26/07/2010

Sunday 18th July was the date for the BMC North West Area meeting. This time it was a meeting with a difference - less talk and more action! Despite the dire forecast a good sized squad of local climbers turned up, eager to help contribute to the restoration and revitalisation of the hidden gem that is Frogsmouth Quarry.
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GEAR

Frogsmouth: rebolting activities

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26/04/2010

Frogsmouth Quarry is an important venue for climbers based in the Cheshire and Merseyside area. Sadly neglected, recent work by BMC volunteers from the BMC's NW Area has begun to transform this venue.
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GEAR

Video: Bolt hanger damage to karabiners

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17/07/2009

This video, made in the 90's, explains how bolt hangers can damage karabiners. The sharp edges left on karabiners can cause serious damage to ropes. For this reason, never use your bolt clipping 'biners to clip into the rope.
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GEAR

Bolting action at Pen Trwyn

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26/03/2009

The North Wales Bolt Fund have been steadily checking and repairing the lower-off bolts at Pen Trwyn over the past year.
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GEAR

BMC Better Bolts Campaign

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03/12/2008

The condition of fixed equipment on many of our classic routes has reached a terrible state. On some routes the corroded or damaged bolts are over 20 years old. Some climbs are now unclimbable in the manner that the first ascentionist intended. So what are we doing about it?
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