Rebolting existing climbing areas to modern safety standards


Replacing old and unsafe bolts is what we call rebolting.

If a climbing area or sector has old or unsafe bolts, climbers will avoid this area and choose to go somewhere else. For a climbing area to be enjoyable the climbers need to feel confident that the quality of the bolts is good and the rock is safe. This is why it is important to replace the bolts of a climbing area before it gets dangerous for climbing.

Bolts of climbing routes become unsafe over time due to corrosion. The speed of this process depends on the quality of the bolts and the environmental factors. Especially in climbing areas close to the sea the corrosion can be very fast. This means that it is very important to check the condition of the bolts regularly and only use bolts that are made for the environment in which they are used.

Climb Creators is specialized in assessing the quality and the safety of the bolts on existing climbing routes and replacing them if necessary.

For some regions there are active voluntary rebolting groups:

Belgian rebolting team

The American save climbing association

Safer cliffs Australia

Rebolting Thailand

About Climb Creators


Climb creators is started by Martijn de Kwaasteniet from the love for climbing and creating new climbing routes. After 15 years of climbing the routes created by others  it was time for me to give something back to the climbing community and I started to bolt climbs myself. More ...