Cwmaman Bolt Workshop

Posted by Dan Middleton on 18/06/2010
Team SWBF in action

Nestled in the beautiful Cynon Valley in South Wales, Cwmaman is a small sandstone quarried crag. I met up with local volunteers and the South Wales Bolt Fund last weekend. What happened?

First of all, it was blazing hot. Luckily I'd brought the official BMC tea making equipment with me, so all the volunteers were at least kept fed and watered. I'd heard dark rumours regarding these S.Wales valleys, but was pleasantly suprised both by the crag and by the stunning views and outlook.

Whilst the bolt fund team cracked on with re-equiping routes, I did a quick run through with the other volunteers on the latest knowledge when it comes to bolting. As the sun beat down, we all set to jugging up fixed ropes, cleaning routes and fixing anchors. By the end of a tiring but rewarding day, a large portion of the crag had been blitzed.

An awesome effort from all the volunteers, you know who you are. The rest of you, enjoy the routes and remember to donate to the bolt fund.



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