Bolt crank

A rusted bolt crank in Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

QfB bolt crank

Ratchet, turning a bolt crank to open a door on a Pirate ship in the Azorean Sea

Aww! Crankin' nodes makes me dizzy!
Merc, commenting on cranking a bolt crank  [Deadlocked]

Bolt cranks were technology used to open doors, activate elevators, etc. They were activated by turning the bolt on the bolt crank with a wrench.

In Ratchet & Clank: Going Mobile, the bolt cranks had to be slammed in the ground with a wrench.

DreadZone used these a lot of bolt cranks to challenge their heroes into getting towards the next part of a challenge and attempting to turn the bolt crank would summon enemies. They could be found a throughout the Solana, Polaris, Bogon galaxies and the digital world as well. Ratchet, Merc and Green are the only known persons to turn bolt cranks.



A VersaBolt

Bolt cranks used a special kind of bolt called the VersaBot.


  • In Tools of Destruction, you do not need to rotate the L3 button to turn a bolt crank. Just keeping the button pressed in any direction will work.