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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
I want government sponsored mass bolting of crags 8
30% 
Ticking numbers isn't important to me 19
70% 

Author
Climbing Direction
SirOinksALot
11/07/2006
8:15:26 PM
I ticked option 1, just interested what others would prefer.

Zebedee
11/07/2006
8:21:43 PM
I want government sponsorship of mass top roping. This will be mandatory therefore no more new routes and no more bouldering. In fact top ropes must be worn at all times. I ticked option 2 because I always agree with the majority.
Edit: So my post claims I voted with the majority
SirOinksALot
11/07/2006
8:23:35 PM
Sheep

Edit: Oooops, was that a personal attack?
Bob Saki
12/07/2006
8:42:41 AM
On 11/07/2006 Zebedee wrote:
>I want government sponsorship of mass top roping. This will be mandatory
>therefore no more new routes and no more bouldering. In fact top ropes
>must be worn at all times.

wow FTRA of Ozymandis comming up!!!!

manacubus
12/07/2006
9:13:58 AM
Can you please add "This is the most stupid poll of all time" to the available options?

Eduardo Slabofvic
12/07/2006
3:45:45 PM
You need to wake up to yourself Sir Bacon Sandwich.

You are so seriously wrong, it’s scary. The obvious way forward is to chip everything so that even the
most incompetent idiot can climb it. No point in just bring the form of protection down to the lowest base
level, you need to think strategically and bring the whole experience of climbing down to the lowest
possible base level.

Just think about it, a chipped hold doesn’t have to be replaced, no debates over carrot vs glue in, you only
have to pull on the chips you feel like pulling on, and you could even get to name the route every time
someone does a different variation of chips and natural holds, no need for expensive equipment like ropes
or the like.

Juffries
12/07/2006
3:52:50 PM
On 12/07/2006 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>You need to wake up to yourself Sir Bacon Sandwich.
>
>You are so seriously wrong, it’s scary. The obvious way forward is to
>chip everything so that even the
>most incompetent idiot can climb it. No point in just bring the form
>of protection down to the lowest base
>level, you need to think strategically and bring the whole experience
>of climbing down to the lowest
>possible base level.
>
>Just think about it, a chipped hold doesn’t have to be replaced, no debates
>over carrot vs glue in, you only
>have to pull on the chips you feel like pulling on, and you could even
>get to name the route every time
>someone does a different variation of chips and natural holds, no need
>for expensive equipment like ropes
>or the like.
>

Eduardo still sounds dangerous.

Surely a demolition contractor could be bought in to wholesale flatten the crag, make everything nice and even, no chance of the most incompetent idiot falling then.....

You could sell the rubble for landfill material to finance the wholesale bolting of the 'crag'

Plus it would be easier to bolt/chip at ground level.

Eduardo Slabofvic
12/07/2006
4:00:53 PM
I like your thinking. Maybe grinding it up into a powder that I can splash around on my gonads to stop
jock rot is the only logical conclusion.
Ronny
12/07/2006
4:22:30 PM
On 12/07/2006 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>I like your thinking. Maybe grinding it up into a powder that I can splash
>around on my gonads to stop
>jock rot is the only logical conclusion.

Don't be so elitest Ed, you're not the only one with jock rot.

It should be sprinkled over large population centres from planes so that everyone gets to enjoy the crag.

Eduardo Slabofvic
12/07/2006
4:33:23 PM
What about a national immunisation program where everyone in the country is injected with a small
amount of the ground up crag, thus ensuring all people are one with the rock?

nmonteith
12/07/2006
4:49:22 PM
You guys cynic meters certainly go all the way to eleven!

Juffries
12/07/2006
5:49:49 PM
On 12/07/2006 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>What about a national immunisation program where everyone in the country
>is injected with a small
>amount of the ground up crag, thus ensuring all people are one with the
>rock?

I think you are on to something here eduardo....

But wouldn't it make it painfull to place pro???
armstp
12/07/2006
5:57:00 PM
Whilst this poll may sound far fetched, when I was climbing in Paklenica National Park in Croatia all of the bolts in the sport climbing area were placed by Government employed rangers. They had massive caves [ex cold war shelters] full of stainless steel bolts and chains. No one else was allowed to place bolts without their approval giving them control over all new routes as well. They were also steadily retro bolting the big old trad routes on Anica Kuks 350m North Face.

nmonteith
12/07/2006
6:06:37 PM
This brings back the memories of the Everest 'retro-bolting' project topic.

http://www.chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?
Action=Display&ForumID=1&MessageID=22204&Replies=1

"Kari wants to fix Via Ferrata Style 150mm long step bolts onto the second and first step to speed up
the climbing for everyone"

"A battery pack can be worn under the down suit, allowing the battery to stay warm enough to drill
more than 100 holes. The plan is to use the drill to fix 10mm bolts.”

"He spared no cost to provide a ‘safer’ mountain for his clients."

The good Dr
12/07/2006
6:08:22 PM
On 12/07/2006 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>What about a national immunisation program where everyone in the country
>is injected with a small
>amount of the ground up crag, thus ensuring all people are one with the
>rock?

For the true trad master it is a great way to ensure that people are doing ground up climbs

nmonteith
12/07/2006
6:16:24 PM
oh dear

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