What's the latest news from the Bolt Funds around the country? Better Bolts Campaign bolts have been donated, and the drilling has already begun...
Latest news from the regions:
North Wales Bolt Fund
Donation 2007: 500+ expansion bolts, 850+ resin bolts and belays
New belays at Llanymynech
Llanberis slate: Vivian, Twll Mawr etc
Anglesey (Fedw Fawr)
Coastal limestone (inc Llandulas and Pen Trwyn)
Donation 2008-9: 250 Seawater-series resin bolts and belays
Lower Pen Trwyn: belays and pro bolts on most routes
Yorkshire Bolt Fund
Donation 2007: 300+ expansion bolts, 150+ resin bolts and belays
Trollers Gill, a couple of Gordale routes, and a few routes at Foredale & Robin Proctors Scar.
Donation 2008-9: 24 belay bolts
Belays at Malham Cove.
Cumbria Bolt Fund
Donation 2007: 60+ bolts and belays
Delivered and all placed. Replacement of old bolts and belays at Hodge Close Quarry.
Donation 2008-9: 300+ bolts and belays
Hodge Close, Chapel Head etc
South Wales Bolt Fund
Donation 2007: 30+ resin bolts and belays
Replacement of old gear at The Gap and Witches Point.
Donation 2008-9: 110 bolts and belays
Taffs Well fixed gear replacement.
Dorset Bolt Fund
Donation 2007: 140+ resin bolts and belays
All delivered. For replacing old bolts at Blackers Hole Quarry and the Promenade.
Donation 2008-9: 46 resin belay bolts
For Battleship Edge & Block.
Peak Bolt Fund
Donation: 260 bolts and belays
For replacing old bolts at the Cornice, Cheedale and the Cornice, WCJ.
Donation 2007: 180+ bolts and belays
All delivered and placed by the Man With The Smoking Drill at Smalldale and Blackdale Halt.
Donation 2008-9: 170 bolts and belays for Harpur Hill Quarry.
Remember, this is not wholesale BMC sponsored grid-bolting, but replacement of existing fixed equipment which has become dangerous. Read more about the Better Bolts Campaign here.
We'd like to say a big thank you to Lyon Equipment and Entre-Prise UK for helping the BMC obtain these quality bolts at a reduced price.
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