Sunday, February 22, 2009

Replacing Bolts at La Cueva

I replaced a few of the old bolts that we used on my last trip to La Cueva. I replaced both the bolts at the top of "Swainson", and I replaced the Bolt at the top of "Nothing to Prove". I used redhead Concrete expansion bolts and Metolius hangers. These aren't the botls you get from climbing gear suppliers, but a more run-of-the-mill hardware store style. Still, they are rated to 1500 lbs. It felt good to be out after being imprisoned at WSTF by the MEASAT program, even if I was only out by myself for a few hours to drill some bolts.