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Bolt problems in Majorca
January 17, 2019, 05:22:19 pm
Just got a text from a friend was in the vicinity when a local guy sheared a bolt when he fell onto it. Apparently it was only 4 years old.

Other locals had warned them off another route before. The problems seem to be with a certain type of bolt (one I've not heard of) that has been used a lot for equipping and re-equipping. Better not mention the type until it is confirmed.

There is also a thread on UKC:   https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/rocktalk/bolt_failure_mallorca-698931

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#1 Re: Bolt problems in Majorca
January 18, 2019, 09:56:02 am
Make confirmed as ’Inox’ on ukc by stoneyboy via Alan James

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#2 Re: Bolt problems in Majorca
January 18, 2019, 11:16:10 am
Is 'Inox' a make? It normally just signifies stainless steel.

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#3 Re: Bolt problems in Majorca
January 18, 2019, 11:46:47 am
Make confirmed as ’Inox’ on ukc by stoneyboy via Alan James

I think you mean make confirmed as 'Faders' (now owned by Fixe). INOX means stainless steel, i.e. what the hanger is made of and the brand implies the hanger is at probably 10yrs old at least. As Dan pointed out on UKC though, this gives us no indication of what the actual bolt was and the discolouration of the hanger implies the bolt was not made of the same material. However, without the actual failed bolt, this is all speculation.

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#4 Re: Bolt problems in Majorca
January 18, 2019, 03:44:00 pm
Thanks galpinos

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#5 Re: Bolt problems in Majorca
January 18, 2019, 04:57:08 pm
age of the hanger doesn't tell you how long it has been in the rock. I have some ten year old petzl hangers in my box that I never placed, but they never been outside.