We announced on UKC in August that the BMC had started a crowd-funding campaign to rebolt Horseshoe Quarry in the Peak District. Up to Tuesday 19 September just over £9,000 had been pledged towards the desired target of £15,000 – you can visit the Crowd Funding page here.
UKClimbing/Rockfax have just made a big single donation of £1000 to nudge it over the £10,000 mark. This money is in addition to the regular payments made from the sale proceeds of Rockfax guidebooks towards bolting.
The ‘Horseshoe Heroes’ campaign money is going to be used to re-equip the routes in Horseshoe Quarry on BMC land to make the crag as safe and amenable a place to climb as is reasonably possible for all experience levels. High quality stainless steel glue-in bolts will be used, giving great strength and longevity and all lower-offs will be standardised. (It is worth noting that this doesn’t mean that every route in Horseshoe will be rebolted since the walls on the far west end aren’t on BMC land).
The money raised will go towards the cost of materials (bolts, resin, Maillons, rings) and the rope access team who will install the bolts. The work has already started and the campaign isn’t dependent on reaching the £15K target (as some crowd-funding campaigns are) so keep donating since every pound will be put to good use!