Bolting etiquette (for solo climbing) in Climber's Board Posted April 6, 2007 I'm pondering a scenario: You are going to start off on a solo climb up an already bolted route. Question - is it acceptable to place a couple of bolts with hangers at the base of the climb a couple of feet off the ground which would end up being used EXCLUSIVELY for an upward pull? Personally, I think you guys have your heads up your asses. It's ok to bolt the route and have bolted anchors, but not ok to add a bottom anchor? This is pure arrogance.