2018 BCC Anchor Replacement Fund


BCC Anchor Replacement Fundraiser

Do you take bolts for granted?

Those shiny new anchors - how do you think they got there?

We're in the age of anchor replacement. In the Front Range most of the terrible old bolts of the '60s and '70s have now been upgraded. But bolts from the first sport climbing wave of the '80s and '90s are now coming due for replacement, and there's plenty more after that. As a community, it seems climbers will need to replace old bolts indefinitely.

That's why BCC organizes annual bolt replacement clinics and crag anchor overhaul days. Over the past 6 years our team, led by Jason Haas, has replaced over 1,000 old anchors in the area. Learn more about BCC's bolt replacement program.



How much are good bolts worth to you?

How much is your gym membership?

Bolt replacement is not cheap, and it relies on highly skilled volunteers beyond the cost of hardware and tools. Here's what we spend on bolt replacement:

  • $8-$15 per bolt
  • $20-$40 per anchor
  • $130-$180 per full route
  • $300-$500 per replacement kit
  • $1,000-$2,000 per drill
  • $3,000-$4,000 when we rebolt a whole crag
  • $5,000+ annual budget (more $$ = more bolts)


Don't just donate today - ask your friends to donate too!

Want to avoid credit card processing fees? You can mail checks to this address (and if you email outreach@boulderclimbers.org with the amount, we'll add to the online total):

Boulder Climbing Community
PO Box 17061
Boulder, CO 80308



Oh yeah, you can win stuff too.

You shouldn't need incentive to donate, but we're also going to be giving away several small prize packs to random donors. Everyone who donates at least $50 is eligible for each drawing, so donate early for the most chances to win! Winners are announced on Facebook, each donor can only win once, and prizes will be available for pickup in Boulder after the new year. Each pack is a little different and will have various goodies from our 2017 business supporters:

  • REI
  • Rock & Resole
  • adidas TERREX
  • Climbing Magazine
  • Fixed Pin Publishing
  • Sharp End Publishing
  • The Spot
  • Boulder Rock Club
  • prAna
  • Nite Ize
  • Rab
  • Kelty
  • Friction Labs
  • Crimp Chimps
  • Sender Films
  • Incredigrips