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General Climbing Discussion

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Bolting Ethics - Anchors 19-Dec-2007 At 11:44:48 AM steph
I don't see a need for bolts on belays of trad climbs and so far haven't had too much difficulty setting up belays. For most written up routes (in guides) you won't have to look to far to set up your anchor and even in blank circumstances there has so far (for me at least) been no need to sacrifice proper anchor setup.

My main concern would be that a single bolt added for convenience may encourage / accidentally be used as THE single point of pro for the anchor. Either provide a fully bolted belay or leave it fully trad IMO. A lot in climbing relies on the absence of human error and It's therefore best in gear, bolts, etc to limit ambiguity.

my 2c

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