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Dec 18, 2008 - 12:14am PT
I've used RBs from climb tech for years and they work great. My buddy Karl owns the company with his partner Joseph. They are both great people and very experienced climbers. I have 5 or 6 of them and have never had any trouble with them.

When I was at Rodellar, I ran into Chiro Sanchez who used the Climb Tech RBs to put up a lot of the climbs there like El Delphine and others on similarly steep terrain. He raved about them and asked me to get him in touch with Karl so he could buy more.

I hope this helps and good luck,
Scott I.

Dec 18, 2008 - 01:37am PT
By the way DD, your boards are collecting dust down here. Too much rain so no surf this week, only gym climbing. Mostly by myself. I here there is some famous climber guy that lives about a mile away from me but I only have surfers who live near me. It must be a myth.

san diego, ca.
Dec 18, 2008 - 09:38pm PT
Scott #1,

I have also used those removable bolts from climb tech. At a trade show, those guys were kind enough to give me a handful of 1/2" size RB's. They were very handy bolting at Clark Mountain.

I have seen that guy you are talking about near your house. He is a 13c climber from Austin - sponsored by Evolv and the Texas Longhorns. But I heard after he moved to San Diego, he hung up his quickdraws, sold his his poleboarding equipment and mostly just surfs now.


Dec 18, 2008 - 11:43pm PT
Huh. That's funny. I heard he was recovering from a knee injury he got trying to be the next Laird while towing into some wave. He took up string boarding in the meantime. The word is he is training for a secret 5.15 down at the pump wall in the dark of night at high tide with only a lit candle taped to his forehead. I hope to meet him someday.

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Dec 19, 2008 - 03:15am PT
Those of you who are using removable bolts for "free climbing" I have a couple of questions.

Are you placing the removable bolts on lead?

How far apart are the bolts when you are free climbing?


Sport climber
Vacaville, CA
Dec 19, 2008 - 10:16am PT
I use them exclusively for developing; leap frog bolting on lead and/or anchor set-ups to wrap in and inspect.

I left a message for ClimbTech on WHERE you can buy the new 1/2"er. All of the partners only have the 3/4-1" variety and you can't order direct from ClimbTech. I want to get 4 more, as I really like using them!
Double D

Dec 19, 2008 - 10:35am PT
“hey, I’m not prejudice…some of my best friends are from Texas!”


Scott... thanks for keeping the boards warm and comfy. I'm still trying to have one of your "off days where I barely even got up a 12c!"


Dec 19, 2008 - 11:33am PT
Aren't a lot of the free routes at Trinity Alps protected via RBs?

Social climber
Jun 22, 2012 - 09:57am PT
Pretty interesting. I could definitely see using the Fixe Triplex for inspecting potential new routes.

Here's a good video of Chris Lindner on a coastal prow in NorCal - he used the Triplex because of corrosion and visual impact:

Mountain climber
Jun 22, 2012 - 10:50am PT
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