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Mt York Accident 21-Jun-2010 At 5:57:38 PM garbie
For what its worth, at the gym we put the first bolt at 3m, the 2nd at 4, the third at 5.2, the 4th at 6.6 (we then have subsequent ones at 1.4m intervals but you could have them further apart). This follows a formula in the Euro climbing wall standard and takes into account rope stretch etc. and supposedly minimises the possibility of decking. So if this is the theory, should you follow it on the rock as much as possible, while taking into account the terrain and holds to clip from? If there's an "easy" section, should you run it out more than a metre to the second bolt, or more than 1.2m to the third?
I'd reckon very few climbs have bolts this close near the ground, but maybe they should, if the terrain and holds suit.

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