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padlocks on anchor points at Buffalo

PatchBoy
12/06/2007
9:30:07 PM
went to Buffalo this long weekend for the first time what a beautiful place but dose anyone know why there would be padlocks through the anchors at the top of Bents look out thanks...
TLockwood
12/06/2007
9:54:04 PM
theres a thread about this, i couldnt figure out how to put the link here, but if you search for 'buffalo bolt padlocks' you will find it. it has something to do with the bolts being commercially placed and operated, etc.

Paulie
14/06/2007
11:10:27 AM
They were put in place by Parks Vic as an preventative measure for damage to the trees which were being used (commercially) as anchor points. The padlocks have been put there by Dave Chitty who runs the abseiling up there. He has a monopoly on the abseiling in this area and doesn't want anyone abusing those bolts....rightly so with regard to liability concerns and IMO that area has crap routes anyway!

meinmuk
14/06/2007
12:28:43 PM
(I know that it has been gone thru before, but it was so much fun then...)

On 14/06/2007 Paulie wrote:
>They were put in place by Parks Vic as an preventative measure for damage
>to the trees which were being used (commercially) as anchor points. The
>padlocks have been put there by xxx... doesn't want anyone
>abusing those bolts....rightly so with regard to liability concerns

Are bolts without padlocks more or less likely to get "abused"? Surely the liability is down to a combination of the bolter and the user (at the time)? I can see that the commercial operator's monopoly is protected by the bolts, but not his liability nor PV's bolts.
Paul
14/06/2007
6:21:14 PM
From what I understand most of them were put in because parks didn't want people anchoring of railings. Dave keeping them locked was a condition of allowing them to be installed which was imposed by Parks Vic.

Paulie
18/06/2007
5:06:45 PM
Well feasibly if nobody else can use the bolts then there'll be no (potential) court case!

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