### Author Topic: Bolt distances  (Read 1304 times)

#### strandman

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##### Bolt distances
« on: June 03, 2016, 10:37:25 AM »
I am glad to see that some european climbing groups now say how far apart bolts should be?    first one at 2.8m..2nd at 4m and third at 4m.... Great news !             Now we know

What fucking bullshit

#### frik

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##### Re: Bolt distances
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2016, 01:47:11 PM »
There's an opportunity here for an entrepreneur .
New router's tape measure - metric only.  Every grid bolter will want one.
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#### xcrag_corex

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##### Re: Bolt distances
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 01:50:54 PM »
Or a lazer grid projector. Line up the center line with the best potential route on the cliff. It grids the rest of the cliff for you and you just start drilling at the intersections.
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##### Re: Bolt distances
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2016, 01:57:07 PM »
Or a lazer grid projector. Line up the center line with the best potential route on the cliff. It grids the rest of the cliff for you and you just start drilling at the intersections.

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#### frik

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##### Re: Bolt distances
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2016, 03:39:23 PM »
A rudimentary understanding of trigonometry indicates, that it would be very difficult for that solution to adhere to the 2.8, 4, 4 meter standard. AKA the bolter's golden ratio.

#### strandman

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##### Re: Bolt distances
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2016, 05:09:51 PM »
Maybe lay a template on the crag ?

#### Nick Grant

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##### Re: Bolt distances
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 08:47:51 PM »
Wait a minute . . . "4m" as in four meters?  Jeez, that's more than twelve feet!  That's dangerous.  I'm not climbing in Europe.  I'll stay at Rumney.

#### strandman

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##### Re: Bolt distances
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2016, 11:39:53 AM »
That's for the third bolt ..you'll be OK

Shit, after 3 bolts in 4 meters, i'd be done...run out to the belay