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The Eyrie, Mt Boyce retrobolted! Badly... 9-Jan-2017 At 1:17:07 PM rodw
On 9/01/2017 Wendy wrote:
>. I don't think climbers in general are silent

Maybe not but I do think majority dont use this forum and others to express an opinion...I thought Voodoo's comment wasn't about perceive silent majority being pro for the bolting just pointing out Chockstone is not really a representative view of the wider whole.

I know a sh&te ton of climbers and in my estimates less than 10% of them bother with this online banter..and certainly wouldn't assume expressed thoughts on here are the same they may have, or even have any thoughts on the matter at all.

A vocal minority can easily sway an argument (look at US elections for an example) if the whole community does not get a "vote" and push a certain agenda while the silent majority either don't engage in said discussion either through apathy or simply being unaware of the issue at all which is probably the later.

Actions will be performed by a small engaged majority in a sport like ours..which for the most seems to work fine...just like to advise caution in assuming this is what the community wants as a whole and claiming Chockstone is a true indicator for all thoughts regarding climbing just because a small bunch of peeps shout the loudest is a bit naive and simplistic IMHO.

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