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New bolt on Blimp - Bundaleer 7-May-2018 At 9:26:02 AM (removed)
On 7-May-2018 armstp wrote:

>More people will probably jump on Blimp with the bolt there, but fewer people climbing
>at the grade would start up it without the peg.
And if it were entirely sport, more people again would do it - doesn't make it right though. Blimp is a historic route - the bolt changes its character.

>I am sure that there are more classic routes like
>this around that will need that decision making at some point [isnít there
>still an old peg protecting the crux of Last Rites?].
The one down low ? That would be a travesty on that route. By all means pull it out, but it doesn't need replacing.
Or the one up before the fused corner on P3 ? There are small wires there too.
Like Blimp, that would change the feel of that route.

>Then again public forums like Chockstone only attract a particular kind of person, and whoever put in the bolt probably figures that the majority of climbers will probably
>be happy with what they have done, so why get into a long public slanging
>match with the usual suspects.
A veiled attack on the debates that go on here, or defending the circumvention of process ? I'm very glad there is a community of people defending the ethic of this region. For mine it will be a sad day when all give in and just say, "f*&^ it, let's just bolt everything and make everything super easy and safe". But I think that's where it's going.

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