The Dorset Bolt Fund was set up originally in 1993 by Pete Oxley. The funds raised are used exclusively for re-equipping on existing routes on Portland and Swanage in accordance with the Dorset Bolt agreement.
The South Wales Bolt Fund was set up towards the end of 2008, with the help of the British Mountaineering Council. Its aim is to replace ageing bolts on existing sport climbs within South Wales.
The North Wales Bolt Fund was established in 2008. Money is used for re-equipping and subsidising new routing. Assisting primarily in North West Wales Areas but also Clywd, Llanymynedd and Mid-Wales.
The Peak Bolt Fund was set up in 2008 to support sport climbing on Peak Limestone. To date most of the work has been on harder sport routes and the money is mostly used for re-equipping.
A fund dedicated to equiping and maintaining the fixed gear at Frogsmouth Quarry in Cheshire.
The Yorkshire Bolt Fund was set up in 1995. Much re-equipping work has been done across the Yorkshire Limestone area. The money is also used for new routes and developing some completely new crags.
The Cumbrian Bolt Fund was established in 2008. It has carried out work on South Lakes Limestone, Lakeland Slate and on St. Bees. The majority of the money has gone towards bolts and materials for re-equipping.
Gary has placed thousands of bolts over the years in both new routes, and in re-equipping old routes. His work is spread across the Peak District, Clwyd and South Wales. No matter how long this fund stays in place it couldn't recompense Gary for the work he has put in re-equpiing routes.
For the first time, we have set up a bolt fund to support re-equipping of sport routes in Scotland. The BMC fund only allows applications from England and Wales, and the SMC does not administer a fund. Applications can be made using the form below for projects involving the replacement of old and/or inadequate fixed gear. We are not funding new developments.
The Bolt Fund was set up to support new routes and safer bolts in El Chorro. We are always looking for help with our cause, and this can be in the form of a donation of any size, help with bolting and access work, information on potential new areas or old routes that need attention or just climbing the new routes and letting us know what you think!