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    photo credit http://elodiesaraccophotographic.smugmug.com/

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    Anchor Biners at Dark Side, RRG

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    Corrosion on stud bolt

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    Anchors on Tick Tack Toe, RRG

From the Blog

Expansion Bolts Failing in Wales


Climbers are warned about potential bolt failures in the slate quarries of North Wales. The BMC advise climbers to use caution with any loose expansion bolts used for protection and in particular for lower off’s on popular routes. Resin bolts are not affected.



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FREE Stainless Hardware for the RRG


​RRG Fixed Gear Ethics Initiative is pleased to announce that the American Safe Climbing Association has pledged to support the Red River Gorge by providing FREE stainless steel glue-ins, glue, and supplies for replacing existing old hardware!!!!!!!

This is a fantastic offer and is greatly appreciated! However, we must provide the labor intensive work and we currently rely on a very few to do the work for the many. If you have the skills, or are interested in learning more to help out with this endeavor, send us a message.

Thanks again ASCA!!!!!!!!!


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Rebolting the Motherlode


​On going effort of dozens to replace the very worn hardware at one of the most known (and climbed) crags in the world. Please consider making a donation to help purchase glue, stainless hardware and other materials needed for this HUGE undertaking.

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Donate to the Mank Bank


Donate to the Mank Bank to fund replacement of manky bolts and hardware with stainless steel. 100% of all donations go to Red River Gorge mank gear replacement initiatives.​

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