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General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
Option A 7
Option B 47

Topic Date User
When is an Onsight an Onsight 5-May-2005 At 10:44:51 AM LittleMac
On 5/05/2005 dalai wrote:
>I was waiting for someone to bring up the whole draw onsight flash arguement.
>Once again from the ICC rules for an Onsight competition
>3.3.7 The following safety precautions shall be observed in the equipping
>of routes:
>a) Each protection point to be used during a round of a competition shall
>be equipped with a quickdraw with a karabiner to which a competitor shall
>connect the rope.
>Draws in place, still an onsight.

On 5/05/2005 LittleMac wrote:
>Was this a competition though?? If not we are talking about someone showing up at a >site just like any other climber (albeit a freak climber with a camera crew) and >shouldn't they be subject to the same ethicla and moral guidleines as every one else. >I think that once again we have run into a familiar corner, elite climbing ethics versus >layman climbing ethics, I don't think anyone would give me an onsight for climbing >say Swinging at Araps if all the draws were already on.

>Look forward tp your thoughts. I miight start a poll on this.

The above is a small sample of the debate which has sparkd this poll. Hopefully this cleans up some of the deabte going on in other threads at the moment.

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