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On chopping bolts ... 20-Aug-2009 At 1:11:16 PM One Day Hero
On 20/08/2009 Wendy wrote:
Once a bolt is in, a degree of damage has been done. This isn't
>recitfied by removing it and some gung ho people with angle grinders have
>left some equally ugly mess behind........ Someone put some rap bolts at the base of the Flight
>Deck, an area liberally endowed with bolts already and where someone has
>died on the access. Someone chopped them. Why, out of all of the new (ish)
>rap stations?

Why not? What a stupid place to put a rap chain! I would like to see more rap stations chopped at araps, this sounds like a good one to start with.
Unfortunately, a bolt never seems to exist in isolation. If poxy, unneccessary bolts are left alone, soon even more unneccessary bolts will follow as people feel the precedent is set. This is not my imagination running loose into the future, it's happening right now at araps! (remember the loweroff rings AND belay/rap station on Kachoong?) Its getting to the point where I can no longer, in good conscience, remain on the sideline shouting at the players.

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