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Abseilers. What are your opinions about them? 3-Aug-2017 At 9:48:41 AM ldshield
On 2/08/2017 rocksinmyhead wrote:
>On 1/08/2017 ldshield wrote:
>>.... but there's currently no system to identify to abseilers that
>>line X is problematic but lines Y and Z are not climbable and they should
>>abseil there instead of on X. They're hardly going to go out and buy
>>climbing guidebook, so how are they supposed to know?
>Umm, it's a bit hard to miss the chalk all over the line, and most likely,
>bolts and anchors. Abseilers generally avoid aretes, cracks and corners,
>and like slabs and overhangs, which are the climbs most likely to be bolted.
>If grumpy bushwalkers can spot chalk and bolts, abseilers haven't got an

True, but I suspect the presence of fixed anchors at the top probably increases the chance an abseiler might descend that line.

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