Long overdue Peak Bolt Fund is established

by Jon Fullwood – Peak Bolt Fund Back in July 2006 I wrote, “Anyone who climbs Peak sport routes would have to agree that there is a lot of re-equipping needs doing. The Yorkshire Bolt Fund is a shining example of just how well such a fund can work and to my knowledge the Peak doesn´t have a bolt fund. All it takes is a few well situated donation points, a bank account, a few basic rules (i´d say that the fund should only be used for re-equiping i.e. new routes come out of your own funds) and someone willing to look after/dish out the fund. For donations, a Paypal button could be a good start, plus a few collection boxes in suitable places (climbing walls, climbing shops).Thoughts anyone?” This idea seemed to go down quite well and since then keen Peak-limestoner Paul Bennet has stepped forward to fill the treasurer post, an account has been set up, the collection pots are in the post and a Paypal donation button has been established. The fund has recieved several generous donations and pledges. Notably the donation of a good chunk of the necessary hardware by Neil Foster which will go a long way to get things moving. The fund will be for re-equiping only, so you can rest assured your money will not be used for retro-bolting or people´s personal new routing. If you have or do enjoy sport climbing in the peak please join the effort to keep the crags in good order, by either donating online via the Paypal button or at one of the collection boxes which we hope to locate in local shops/walls. Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to ´Peak Bolt Fund´, addressed to PBF, 10 Wath Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1HE ( Source: To make a donation )