On 7/08/2012 nmonteith wrote:
>These routes are made for top-roping. Dead vertical, easy to access top
>and half a rope length in height. If you can't get the guts to climb them
>as they were originally done then just top rope them. Or inspect massively
>on abseil, preplace the gear with giant slings - whatever floats your boat.
I think Neil makes a pretty good point. These routes are already consumer friendly, if you take the time to set them up. You dont need to put your ankles on the line. Retro-ing is unnecessary and ruins the line for those who would like to try the route in its original format.