On 6/03/2014 kieranl wrote:
>On 6/03/2014 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>>On 6/03/2014 The good Dr wrote:
>>>"*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
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.