This document sets out the NZAC’s philosophy and standards for bolting (fixed anchor) practices and hardware. It forms part of the NZAC’s Rock Climbing Access Framework, which aims to establish and maintain positive and sustainable relationships between landowners, route developers, climbers and other land users to ensure ongoing access to rock climbing in New Zealand.
This document does not contain comprehensive instructions on how to place bolts safely. Proper training should be completed by route developers and climbers before undertaking any of the activities described in this document. NZAC run bolting workshops; contact NZAC for details.
Please refer to the NZAC 4. Code of Conduct for Rock Climbers for information on ethical considerations.
The following documents should be read in tandem with the above: