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Has anyone been on this route lately that can comment on the condition of the bolts? I notice that the guide on thesarvo mentions that some of the bolts on pitch six were in poor condition as of January 2016. 

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  1. We climbed it around summer of 16/17 and didn't notice anything suspect, although maybe we were too psyched on the climbing and not paying enough attention to the bolts! Rad day out

     

  2. Scott AUTHOR

    So, we climbed IHIAB last weekend. Great route on an awesome, intimidating cliff. There are definitely two very, very rusted bolts (fixed hangers) on the gr22 pitch 6. I wouldn't trust them at all. The rest of the bolts on that pitch are good stainless rings. We avoided the bad bolts by climbing a corner just to the left on trad gear, then traversed back right to the good bolts.

    There are also a lot of very badly corroded bolts on the alternative pitches to the right of the normal route, i.e. on the abseil route from Deano's ledge to the botanical gardens ledge. I'd suggest that climbing those pitches in their current condition would be unwise.

    1. hmm yeah now you mention it, perhaps we place gear in those sections, rather than relying just on the bolts. Can you integrate these concerns in the route description on Thesarvo?