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General Climbing Discussion

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Piton on Plimsoll Line - Araps Thursday, 17 May 2012 At 10:57:09 PM One Day Hero
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On 17/05/2012 pecheur wrote:
>To them (and French sport climbers ...)
>a piton and a bolt are the same, fixed gear is fixed gear.

I used to buy into that stereotype, then I went to France! The average French climber might not be as nut and cam savvy as the average Araps bunny, but they sure know a thing or two about running it out above antique pegs. A big thing which struck me over there is a seeming acceptance that climbing isn't bloody ping-pong, Euro's get that some climbing is dangerous, they're alright with that concept. You might see "clip it and go without thinking about it", I often heard "if you don't want to take the risk, don't get on the route"

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