A successful visit to the Nam Pha Pa Yai camp a couple of hours North of Bangkok to bolt new routes and enjoy the riverside climbing featuring unique zipline access.
As always, lots of hardware…but a balanced load
The zip line access across the river.
Great quality rock and plenty of new lines to equip. Gluing in Bolt Products 8mm * 80mm marine grade stainless steel bolts with Hilti RE500 pure epoxy adhesive.
Glue-in bolts are great for traverse anchors; no loose hangers or need for linking hardware either, just tie direct!
A recent interview for a popular Chinese outdoor magazine and link to the pdf below. Hope your Chinese is good!
On 22nd April I travelled to Bangkok and delivered a presentation on bolting as a guest of the Bolting and Re-bolting in Central Thailand Group.
The seminar covered a range of topics covering risk, bolt types, standards, corrosion and the materials from which certified bolts are manufactured. Key objectives of the seminar were to assist climbers in recognising suspect bolts and the need to be aware of whether bolts have failed before climbing in unfamiliar climbing areas.
This well attended event also provided the opportunity to discuss Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) via a question and answer session.
Several days of bush clearing and bolting have resulted in an easily accessible beginner level climbing area located adjacent to the well established Monkey Buttress on Hong Kong Island.
8 Routes up to 15m high were equipped using Bolt Products A4 glue-in bolts and Hilti RE500 epoxy.
Excellent rock quality, a sub 5 minute approach and appropriately geared routes make this an ideal venue for teaching new comers to the sport. A topo can be downloaded under the Guide Downloads page.
Thanks to Koh Ting Yi for partnering up on the first ascents.
Koh Ting Yi on the first ascent of ‘School Rule one’
Looking forward to meeting climbers and delivering a technical seminar in Bangkok in April as a guest of the Central Thailand Bolting Group.
Some of the topics under discussion will include the different types of bolts in use, safe installation, anchors, corrosion and best practice.