|Roy making the first incision|
Anyone who climbed these two classic routes in the last couple of years will be forgiven for worrying a little when lowering off. The rusty snapgate on offer was well worn through and did not inspire much faith.
This is not really acceptable for routes of this calibre that receive so much traffic, so Tom and Roy from the El Chorro Bolt Fund Team went and replaced them with nice shiny new chains! Both the routes are fantastic and well worth climbing, and now you can feel safe lowering off them and setting top ropes.
|Doesn't look great!|
|Close up of the wear on Sarah's snapgate anchor|
|The old chain ready to be removed|
|The finished anchor on Sarah|
|Roy carefully selecting spots for holes on Redders|
|Roy showing off his rusty trophy!|