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The Washington Anchor Replacement Project and Washington Climbers Coalition are excited to announce the launch of Join the Rebolt! 2019

Thanks to the support of “Join the Rebolt!” in 2018, WARP was able to raise over $6,000 through the community, businesses and organizations. This generosity enabled WARP to award 10 Hardware Replacement Grants to 8 volunteers who have used materials we supplied to replace 309 bolts and 26 anchors on 43 routes with all stainless steel hardware at 9 different crags. Show your support for replacement work in 2019 and check out our NEW items available at http://bit.ly/JoinTheRebolt_2019 The best part is that you don’t have to wait long because orders are typically shipped in 3 days!

Something New: Ground School

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Methow Valley Climbers Ground School, Mazama, WA 2018; Photo courtesy of Mark Allen

WARP also identified in 2018 that the real crux of bolt replacement is finding qualified individuals to do the work. That is why this year in addition to continuing Join the Rebolt! WARP is launching Ground School to teach interested individuals the necessary skills to be successful and efficient with bolt replacement work.

Join the Rebolt! 2019 Sponsors

We’d like to recognize our funding and supporting donors for 2019. Through their generous support, we’ve been able to kick off this year with a solid foundation to continue working with our community.

Honorary and Continuing Sponsors:

Petzl   | Fixe Hardware

Mentor Level:

Vertical World Climbing Gyms  |  Stone Gardens Climbing Gym

Progressive Level:

Summitt Everett Climbing Gym   |   The Source Climbing Center   |   SmartCap Group    |  Riverfront Rock Gym
Basic Level:
Edgeworks Climbing Gym  |  Cirque Climbing Gym    |    Island Rock Gym    |  Riverstone Rock Gym
Alpine Ascents International    |   American Alpine Institute
Olympic Peninsula Climbers   | Yakima Climbing Scene
Northwest Mountain School    |  The Mountaineers

But their support can only get us so far. We need your help!

Join the Rebolt! comes at a critical time for climbers: the hardware put in by previous generations is at the end of its lifespan and many placements have become dangerous.

With the continuing support of  hardware from our honorary sponsors, Petzl and Fixe Hardware, replacing a minimalist anchor consisting of 2 stainless steel bolts, 2 stainless steel hangers, 2 rated stainless steel quick links and 2 stainless steel rap rings costs WARP over $30.00. To replace a preferred style anchor with the addition of stainless steel chain pushes the cost to over $52.00! This means that for WARP to supply a rebolter with the hardware to re-equip the average route consisting of 10 bolts and a two-bolt anchor, our cost will be between $90.00 and $110.00. A wall with 20 routes is around $2,000.00. A whole crag…you can imagine gets pretty costly!

Your $25 donation (which gets you a t-shirt, sweatshirt or tank) along with the Join the Rebolt! sponsors’ support makes it possible to continue supplying new stainless steel hardware Join The Rebolt_Logo_Blackfor re-equipping routes around Washington state at crags from the Olympic Peninsula’s sandstone to Index’s granite epics. Without your support, we can only hope the next anchor we hang or rappel from will hold. Fellow climbers, this is our responsibility, let’s make it happen together: Join the Rebolt!

Thank you again for your support of this initiative. We look forward to making Washington a safer place to climb—together!