Warning for sea-side climbing
As posted by Maurizio Oviglia, Swiss guide Louis Piguet has recently re-equipped more than 250 bolts on sport and multi-pitch problems around Bugerru (Pranu Sartu) and Cala Gonone (Fuili), finding very disturbing surprises!
Piguet warns all climbers to pay immense attention when climbing on sea-cliffs, as many of the bolts he replaced broke with very little force. Some of them, although only 10 years old, were so weakened by oxidation that snapped just by trying to unscrew the top bolt. Some other could not even hold one's body weight.
When climbing on sea-cliffs we should all be very careful, and never exceed with trust. The majority of bolts corrode in a few years only, even those made of stainless steel or other "recommended" materials.
PLEASE, DO PAY ATTENTION (and report whatever weird or suspicious thing you find!)
On an article published on July 11 on Planet Mountain