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.
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.
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.
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.
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!