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General Climbing Discussion

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New bolt on Blimp - Bundaleer 9-May-2018 At 1:40:07 PM (removed)
They're not glib posts - I'm quite sincere. As dalai said, I think it would be an amazing legacy to leave this cliff as Victoria's Ben Lomond.

In specific response to your points:

  • No point fixing up It'll end in tears - it gets no ascents
  • Pull the pin on Tourist Direct and you might find there's a brand new micro cam slot
  • One Night Stand is a good example of a route that doesn't need to exist - again no-one does it, and why would you, it's 13, boulder-y inconsistent 23, then 14
  • John Barleycorn might just end up as a route which is a bit more serious - and that's okay so long as people know this the case before they rock up

I fundamentally object to the suggestion that we all have a right to bolt unclimbed rock - which you have assumed. How does that right supersede my right for a cliff I love to not be desecrated by hundreds of bolts ?

Your desire for people to adhere to the general historic ethic of Rosea (minimal bolts) is incredibly wishful thinking - you're not the only one with a drill. I personally feel that unless you place a moratorium, this place is going to end up with 10 times the steel in it that is there now. You're certainly not the only one who loves that place.

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