Anchor Testing Services In Hong Kong & The Far East

Anchor Testing Services

Ensuring Safety With Anchor Testing

Fixed Anchors for Rock Climbing or ‘bolts’ are distinct from traditional leader placed protection e.g. wires or cams, in that they are:

  • Installed by someone else the majority of users will have never met or know.
  • Fixed in place and therefore subject to corrosion (and potential misuse).
  • Single bolts are often the only anchor preventing a ground fall.
  • Assumed to be reliable.
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Sport climbing is generally considered the safest form of rock climbing however, this assumes that ALL fixed protection was:

  • Certified for rock climbing use.
  • Of a suitable specification (material and anchor type) for the rock type, environment in which it was installed.
  • Installed correctly.
  • Remains safe to use.

Too often assessments regarding bolt performance are visual only and without formal testing there is no way of knowing actual performance. Whether bolting a new area and wanting confirmation of anchor performance or seeking failure loads for suspect anchors as part of a knowledge building exercise towards understanding corrosion, load testing is an invaluable means of confirming and understanding anchor performance.

Anchor Testing Services

Climbing Bolt Supplies can provide technical services anchor testing to:
  1. Determine the performance of anchors in local rock conditions.
  2. Load suspect anchors to failure.
  3. Perform load testing at ground level or anywhere on a route.
  4. Provide technical advice regarding anchor specification arising from test results.
  5. Demonstrate old anchor extraction methods.
  6. Demonstrate the performance between different types of bolts.