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Nov 21, 2010
I'm planning to put up a bolt ladder soon and would like to add a couple rivets for spice however, I don't know how they're placed.

Something like this?
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Bill
Bill Dugan
From San Bernardino, CA
Joined Nov 21, 2010
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Nov 21, 2010
Pop rivits work best.

You drill a very small hole and put the pop rivit in, leaving just enough sticking out that you can place a loop of 130 lb monofilament around it, right behind the head. Then use the pop rivit tool to expand the rivit until the shaft breaks off. Attach a carabiner and viola! You will be a riviting fool in no time flat.
Mike Storeim
From Evergreen, CO
Joined Sep 16, 2002
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Nov 21, 2010
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Bill Dugan wrote:
I'm planning to put up a bolt ladder soon and would like to add a couple rivets for spice however, I don't know how they're placed.


You're going to make it artificially harder and more dangerous why?

If you drill a hole, fill it with a decent bolt. Contrived silliness is foolish.

In a couple years those crappy rivets won't be good for anyone.

Seems like a very bad idear on a number of fronts.
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
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Nov 21, 2010
I agree whole-heartedly with Brian. If you must drill the rock, to make it more dangerous and less permanent is just irresponsible. Bill C.
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 15, 2008
14 points
Nov 21, 2010
Bucky
Please don't place garbage gear that will need to be replaced in a few years. Please heed Brian's advice. J. Albers
From Colorado
Joined Jul 11, 2008
2,223 points
Nov 21, 2010
Apparently Mike is the only other person who thought this post was as funny as I did, but he had a better reply... If the OP is serious, read Downward Bound. smassey
From CO
Joined Dec 2, 2008
374 points
Nov 21, 2010
About time someone brought the rivet back.
Good work Dugan, ol' chap.

(Oh, and btw, you should use a 137 lb monofilament. . . let's not be irresponsible)
Umph!
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