Bolting Courses For All Levels of Experience
There is no substitute for experience and this is particularly so for learning how to bolt safely and efficiently. Equipping routes (well) requires a comprehensive set of foundation skills, technical knowledge and the experience gained from applying this to new routing outdoors.
We are the first in Asia to provide training based upon a structured syllabus of PowerPoint presentations combined with practical training.
Indoors, our courses and presentations use a range of equipment and resources to maintain interest and demonstrate key points.
Outdoor training is reinforced with practical workshops drawing from IRATA competence, decades of new routing globally and professional certification (Australian Certificate IV) in training small groups.
We run courses to:
- Introduce all aspects of bolting e.g. anchor types / anchor installation / access strategies / corrosion / equipment / rigging methods / standards etc.
- To mentour attendees all the way through the process of equipping and climbing their first new route.
We recognise that anyone wishing to learn bolting may have some relevant skills or none at all, so our training is modular therefore allowing us to tailor training to the individual.
This also facilitates presentations where we can focus on specific topics of interest.
Climbing Bolt Supplies has provided skills development to employees of:
- China New Horizons
- Chiang Mai Rock Climbing Adventures
- Asia Pacific Adventures
- Hong Kong Outward Bound
- Individuals throughout Asia and Europe
We have been a key developer behind some of the most iconic sport climbing areas in Asia and elsewhere:
- El Chorro – Spain
- Kalymnos – Greece
- Crazy Horse – Thailand
- Lamphang – Thailand
- Hong Kong – China
- Green Climbers – Laos
- Huu Lung – Vietnam
- Linan – China
- Cheddar Gorge – UK
We have over 30 years of establishing first ascents using traditional and fixed protection in over 16 areas globally. We look forward to sharing that with you.
I recently took Francis’ training program for bolt placement. It was quite detailed, and covered best practices on everything from equipment, safety, and installation. I also appreciated tips for working efficiently, as well as the broader challenge of route development. This program would be great for anyone wanting to get started with bolting, or experienced climbers looking to transition from mechanical bolts to glue-ins.Brian Boyd
Gain the basic knowledge about bolting from the ground with scientific reasons. Dedicated and hard working as well. Keep up. See you next course.Gorufu Pacharasak
CBS provided a good balance between the technical and theoretical knowledge underpinning the science of glue-in bolting and good, old-fashioned, practical, hands-on skills. A definite must-attend course for anyone interested in setting their own routes one day.Mick Callan
I just bolted a sport route at Crazy Horse Buttress; it's a start and I am very happy to have had this opportunity. Just finished off a Bolting 101 clinic with Francis Haden, one of the foremost route developers in SE Asia. Francis has put up routes all over the world and is an excellent mentor. there was an enormous amount of material covered in this clinic; covering everything from bolt types (expansion, glue-ins), drill types and actual pull tests that he performed to show us the strength of the bolts, etc. there is a lot to still learn, but this clinic has given me a great base of knowledge to work from.Raymond Kam
Francis has an encyclopaedic knowledge of bolt installation. His comprehensive yet concise training allowed me to take on my bolting project with full confidence.Howard Maile