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The question is a bit old, so I believe this equipment got more common in the later years. To keep yourself safe, you can use a stick clip, the most common model now being Beta Stick. They are typically used to clip the first bolt, but you can attach them to your harness, then find a safe position before the runout section (probably put yourself on safety at ...


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To add a little to Vladimir F's good explanation of Spits......In climbing and mountaineering, in Spain/ France at least, Spits refers to the old type of bolt that was often drilled to a very shallow depth. Because of their age and shallow depth any climber these days (post 2000) should really try his or her hardest NEVER to take a fall on one of these..... ...


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