After climbing existing routes for so many years the lure and adventure of vertical exploration often takes hold. But where do you start? We should always seek natural protection first then utilize bolts where no natural gear is available. This course takes a look at the different approaches to equipping rock routes. Course material includes, bolting on lead, bolting on rappel, bolt spacing, rock inspection, safe bolt placement, hand drills vs. hammer drills, equipment, etc. Participants will learn the different ethics, skills, and knowledge needed to equip their own routes in a tasteful and safe way.