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Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

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Soloing - A question of ethics? Friday, 17 November 2006 At 9:07:49 AM IdratherbeclimbingM9
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On 16/11/2006 prb wrote:
>It also vindicates the chopping of the upper (retro)bolts.
>IMO, we need a few routes like Hopes, PM and Triad that test
>more than technical competence. No-one's forcing anybody to lead these,
>and they rarely are, but every now and then a boardlord comes along...

Very true.
For those who would sanitise the experience by making it 'safe for the masses', they are missing out on a meaningful experience.
There is room for both, and we are blessed with an abundance of rock to cater for all participants aspirations.

I like the idea of 'X' category climbs or at least skull/crossbone symbols in guidebooks. Those who want the 'safe experience' can then avoid testing themselves if they wish, but it does not give them the right to sanitise those climbs.

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