Bolt Warning – Route #350 “Reluctant”

reluctant anchor bolt

Left Anchor Bolt removed from #350 Reluctant. Pink color shows improperly mixed glue.

Update: As of August 2014, the anchors on this climb have been rebolted  and are now safe to climb. 

“One of the anchor bolts of routes 349/350/351/352(shared anchor) at music hall was damaged due to poor mixing of glue. The bolt was removed. Please do not climb these routes. We will rebolt the anchor later.
We suggest you feel the consistency of glue, pull the bolt and test the bolt before use it. The poor-mixed glue will be soft on touch and maybe pulled out easily by bare hand.”

-Doc

A video is available recorded by Nathan Ball showing the bolt before it was pulled out and explaining the difference in color and consistency of the bolt. The bolt has since been pulled out but any bolts showing this kind of coloring or texture should be treated with extreme caution.

To get the latest status on bolt conditions and route info at Long Dong, check out our community driven guidebook supplement Guidebook+

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