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Drilling fields at Ban y Gor

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 mikeski 28 Jul 2020

Anyone have any idea of the vintage of the bolts in this route? They’re looking a bit corroded whereas the routes to the left all have bolts in better condition. 

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In reply to mikeski:

Just found this. Sort of implies it was redone at the same time as Almost Me, which is hard to believe looking at the state of them.
http://www.sportsclimbs.co.uk/mainpages/clwyd/ban_y_gor/Ban-y-Gor%20Head%20Sector.htm
(I don't know but hoping that bumping this up the forum will give it a better chance of being seen by Gibson, Crocker et. al)

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 mikeski 28 Jul 2020
In reply to Longsufferingropeholder:

there is at least one bolt on it which looks very old so it would seem to have been rebolted at some point. Odd that the bolts would corrode quicker than routes just to the left.

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In reply to mikeski:

I did some more digging. July 2006, doesn't say "Rebolted"
https://web.archive.org/web/20060716220435/http://www.sportsclimbs.co.uk:80/mainpages/ban_y_gor/Ban-y-Gor%20Head%20Sector.htm

September 2006, both routes marked "Rebolted"
https://web.archive.org/web/20060908120857/http://www.sportsclimbs.co.uk:80/mainpages/ban_y_gor/Ban-y-Gor%20Head%20Sector.htm

They sure as shit didn't look the same year when I lowered past them. Would love it if someone with the knowledge could say better than guesswork based on internet archaeology. Anyone??

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In reply to mikeski:

If someone could take some photos then I know someone who could quite possibly give you an informed answer.

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 Billg 29 Jul 2020
In reply to Mark Davies PK:

Myself and a friend rebolted Almost Me with stainless staples a few years ago. Although the old bolts were rusty they seemed pretty solid when we ground them off. I also bolted Arcaeopteryx with stainless a while later. If you donate the cash, I'll rebolt drilling fields for you...  but to be honest, I think they are fine.

Cheers 

Bill G

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In reply to Billg:

> If you donate the cash, I'll rebolt drilling fields for you...  but to be honest, I think they are fine.

Me? You must be joking!

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 Billg 31 Jul 2020
In reply to Mark Davies PK:

Why? Are you from Yorkshire too?.... Meant for the OP

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