Author Topic: DAMN BOLT CHOPPING CRAP ONCE AGAIN  (Read 608 times)

Offline pappy

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Re: DAMN BOLT CHOPPING CRAP ONCE AGAIN
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2017, 10:18:38 AM »
I feel its mandatory that anyone thinking they want to bolt stuff should start by hand drilling. teaches you to really think about where the bolts go.  once you grow up and get old like a lot of us here the hand drilling is pretty much out of the question health wise...

I dunno Nick, I think I'm older than you and I'm still hand drilling, ground up 'cause that's pretty much required on the alpine faces in the Daks. I think all routes like that (as opposed to overhanging sport stuff) should be done that way for what will probably be an unpopular reason: It results in the minimum number of bolts. The reason NC is the way it is (although the rep is a little overblown) is because when you finally crank down that bolt after 45 min. of agony you say, 'Goddammed if I'm doing that again until I absolutely have to.'
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Offline tradmanclimbz

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Re: DAMN BOLT CHOPPING CRAP ONCE AGAIN
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2017, 05:16:58 PM »
I have only drilled about 100 bolts by hand and if i never do annother one thats fine by me.  totaly jacks up my tendonitis.
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