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Watchtower new bolted line. 6-Mar-2014 At 5:01:32 PM Pecheur
On 6/03/2014 kieranl wrote:
>On 6/03/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>On 6/03/2014 The good Dr wrote:
>>>Keirans Thoughts
>>>"*post-edit* As I said in the restricted thread, I'm not worried about
>>>the retro-bolting - there's so little enjoyable rock at Buffalo that
>>>was a waste that we didn't bolt these in the first place. "
>>An interesting comment/quote.
>>Is this in the same vein as Parrot On A Stick (Graded 16 in 1992, but
>>more like Gd 12!!), where two bolts would have sufficed instead of three?
>I'm crap at grading slabs. There would also have been a bit of grittiness
>about it that might have made it feel more insecure on the first rather
>than later ascents.
>I must have thought the bolts were necessary at the time because they
>were hand-drilled - probably took me 45 mins to an hour per bolt. I certainly
>didn't think that it was a significant climb, nothing like the main climbs
>on Dreamworld.

Whilst Parrot (which I'm yet to climb) may not be as significant as TINOL or Strathbogie, judging from it's popularity the two times I've been down there, I think it's climbed more than any of the others at dreamworld. Significance is something I can't put an objective value to.

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