Browsing Archive: March, 2016

Lowering off a bad bolt

Posted by Matthew Woodfield on Friday, March 18, 2016, In : Top Tips 
Just thinking about teaching people the skills they need to move their lead climbing from indoors to outside this summer and remembered this little gem from a Petzl catalog a few years ago. 

With simple use of a prussik you can protect against the risk of a dodgy bolt failing as you are lowing off it. This would have been good to know in Majorca 10 years ago when I had to lower off a belay where you could pull one of the bolts straight out the rock!



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