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Bolt Hanger

Definition of Climbing Equipment Word

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Bolt Hanger

A bolt hanger secures the climbing rope to a bolt and the rock with a carabiner.

Photograph © Stewart M. Green

Bolt Hanger

A bolt hanger is a bent piece of stainless steel with two holes in it. A small hole is used to attach the bolt hanger to the threaded shaft of a mechanical bolt, usually either a wedge or sleeve bolt, with a nut, which is tightened to keep the bolt hanger on the bolt shaft. The larger hole is used for clipping or attaching a carabiner to the bolt hanger, creating a solid anchor or protection point for a climber.

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