Massive thankyous to everyone who donated to the 7aMax Boltfund, or bought the book (from which a tithe goes into the fund).
Neil and Callum donated their time to upgrade the worn-out loweroffs at Benny Beg. The three of us made good time and managed to fix up all the routes of the crag in one day. The left sector now has custom made ‘bolt-products’ belay hangers, while the right sector has Fixe ring hangers (thanks to Needlesports for the discount!). All studs were inspected, and replaced as required. Loose blocks were identified and bypassed. On some routes the first really bomber rock was a little below the top, so they now stop just below the lip.
There is also a practice lower-off by the tree at the left of the crag, so anyone can practice safely re-threading before they have to do it for reals.
Benny’s Groove was assessed and deemed too unstable for a beginners crag, so we de-bolted the whole line before someone got killed.
Please make sure to place your own biners or quickdraws on the lower-offs when top-roping to avoid wearing them out!
There are more re-equipping projects underway, and we will report on them here and our facebook page as they are completed.
Have fun folks, check your knot and climb safe!