On 28/02/2013 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>On 28/02/2013 nmonteith wrote:
>>I presume when you start chopping you are starting with the original
>retrobolts on Turning of the Tide. It's funny how that route has stood
>there for 20+ years untouched when it has 5 or more retrobolts in it.
>Your knowledge of these things is far in excess of mine. What else around
>the country has been retro-ed? Just how big is the problem for those who
>perceive it to be so?
Probably the majority of retrobolting has been happening at urban crags. Places like Camels Hump, Werribie, Kangaroo Point, mt keira, most of Sydney. Nowra has practicly no trad routes these days - even the fun trad cracks have been sadly ringed, In the Blue Mtns there has been a lot of retrobolting of classics by the first ascentists themselves. The Martin Pircher era of Shipley (late 90s?) saw a lot of mass retrobolting of mixed walls that somehow didn't get chopped. These routes are now incredibly popular but incredibly repetitive. Mitch and others have been retroing galore at Bardens. I believe Gerry in Tassie has been retroing a few of his older scary routes around Launceston.