El Chorro Bolt Fund News
news about the Bolt Fund!
11/11/2013 01:27 PM
Professional film makers Lech and Inci Wojas have recently started work on a film documenting El Chorro, it's people and the Bolt Fund. It is all in the early stages, but filming has started and a teaser trailer is on the way.
If anyone would like to contribute to the film in the form of an interview, climbing or bolting please contact me - firstname.lastname@example.org
We also need a lot help with making the film in the form of extra pairs of shoulders to carry loads. If you want to help with that it would be much appreciated too.
Watch this space for more info!
19/09/2013 05:11 PM
We join UKBoltFund.org!
showed their continued support for the bolt fund
yesterday by taking on the hosting of our website. This has brought us excellent exposure and helped to make our site stable and fast.
They have also helped us to join UKBoltfund.org
an excellent site supplying information, news, and a much appreciated source of donations.
Thanks to everyone involved in getting this together!
10/09/2013 11:46 PM
Rockfax Supporting Bolt Fund!
This year, RockFax started a huge campaign to support to bolt funds across the UK.
They posted a story about the scheme
on their website and have now happily agreed to support the El Chorro Bolt Fund too. This is the first time we know of that a UK guidebook company has pledged financial help to a bolt fund in Spain, possibly even the world!
We are very grateful for the help, and look forward to making it count with some much needed repairs on classic routes, and quality new lines as we find them.
Big thanks to Rockfax!
22/08/2013 05:19 PM
Anchors replaced on Redders and Sarah, Las Encantadas
|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!|
18/08/2013 05:37 PM
call for images and stories!
If you have pictures of bolts and anchors in El Chorro, or any stories relating to the bolt fund, please contact us so we can include them in the site.