Which Bolt Is Best?


A national movement is underway to replace aging and unsafe bolts and fixed anchors. But choosing the right bolt depends on many factors such as rock type, land management policies, and environmental conditions. Bolt replacement techniques are also evolving every day. So, giving a definitive answer on which bolt is best can be a challenge. What do you think? What’s best practice in your home area and why? We want to encourage an ongoing discussion.

Get guidance on which climbing bolt is best
Updated on 3/29 based on community feedback.

Local organizations, land managers, and the climbing industry are digging in and supporting the effort to replace aging and unsafe bolts. Learn more about best practices for placing and replacing fixed anchors in our Resource Center.