Bay Area Climbers Coalition supports local re-bolting efforts in any way we can and works with a trusted network of expert volunteers. You can contribute to these efforts by reporting bad bolts you see on this Mountain Project page or this page.

Many of the new stainless steel new bolts and anchors in the Bay Area were provided by the American Safe Climbing Association, whose support is essential to maintaining local fixed hardware. Donate here to support the ASCA’s work!

“Learning how to evaluate bolts instead of blindly trusting them is a critical skill for any climber, and it could save your life.” – Access Fund, Bolt Basics

For information on identifying bad bolts and making personal decisions about what bolts to trust, check out these resources from the Access Fund and ASCA:

Bolt Basics: What every climber should know

Rock climbing and rock protection/anchors

Want to get learn more? Email us at or stop by an upcoming Adopt-A-Crag or community event and say hello!

Remember that when climbing outdoors, it’s your responsibility to evaluate every bolt you clip. Bolts are not regulated and might break. No bolt is ever guaranteed and climbing is inherently risky. If you do not know how to evaluate bolts, seek guidance from an experienced guide or study books about anchors.