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Watchtower new bolted line. 6-Mar-2014 At 6:34:01 PM davidn
On 6/03/2014 Damo666 wrote:

>Who is 'we'? As above, the majority of climbers do not post on forums,
>do not write letters, do not write blogs or magazine articles. There might
>be a range of different voices and opinions, but numerically they are a


You - and I - and various others are potentially always going to be in the firing lines. We have views. Many of the views of the most vocal conflict.

I think we agree in general. Climbing remains a very small sport - if people want to continue to have access to their preferred areas, in their preferred style (sport, trad, boulder, solo, run a lot of kms and solo a mountain Crazy John style) they will have to be more vocal. If you don't speak and you can't climb in your style due to access changes... well, ...

That said, bolts are undoubtedly going to become more common, not less. It's not the biggest dichotomy mankind has ever encountered (by a very long shot) but - realistically - rock climbers will have to in future decide whether they are happy to climb beside bolts without clipping them to create a sense of adventure. The choppers aren't going to win in the long term. Sorry guys ;)

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