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Lindfield Rocks 21-Aug-2010 At 7:08:05 PM Pok
Well looks like I've started quite a debate going!

I took some people out there today, a fairly mixed bag of experience- some people were experienced boulderers that knew the crag backwards, and some that had never been on rock before at all. While there, we saw some other people using the spot- walkers, abseilers, along with other boulderers.

I think the key points that have been made in this debate is some people don't see the need, some people want it left clean, and some people want something there. Maybe we should put it to poll?

However, we can all rant and rave at each other until we are blue in the face, but at the end of the day the person making the decision will be the person that goes and bolts it. I just hope when (if?) that happens, that person does a good job, with a mind to how the crag will be used.

Abseilers DO come here, and the trees are pretty ringbarked as a result. Absolute beginners DO get bought here, and slips and falls are common, quite often onto bad landings, from height. It would also be nice to be able to show them the correct way to anchor, simply. Walkers RARELY use the top of the cliff, the path goes along the base. Boulderers DON'T HAVE to use any protection that may or may not be put in. But there IS protection there, and it is below par.

But as I say, the decisions (where, what) are made by the person who picks up the drill and heads over there. If someone experienced doesn't do it, someone else will, possibly with much less consideration.

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