On Friday, April 28th, BACC volunteers Ben Steel and Tim Golden made a short mission to Castle Rock to kick off the BACC’s rebolting effort. In the inaugural outing for BACC’s Fixed Anchor Replacement Team, anchors for Putrefaction, The Layback, and Degeneration were successfully replaced with stainless steel glue-in bolts. A total of four bolts were replaced and one stray bolt was removed/patched.
There is much more work ahead for the BACC’s Fixed Anchor Replacement Team. If you see us out at the crag working on a route, come say hi! Also, note that the route (and potentially adjacent routes) will be off limits. We will post signage at the crag, work around folks that are already climbing, and do our best to work during less busy periods. All new bolts that we place will be stainless steel glue-in bolts and they will need 24 hrs for the glue to cure before they can be climbed on; we will tag the top and bottom of each route to let folks know the day and approximate time when it is okay to climb. Per our agreement with Castle Rock State Park management, our mission is 1-to-1 replacement of existing bolts. We will be doing our best to maintain the original nature of the climbs unless we have explicit first ascensionist approval to do differently.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Planet Granite Sunnyvale for their generous support and for helping to make this work possible.