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TR;- boars head abseil route Thursday, 15 March 2012 At 5:49:55 PM kuu
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On 15/03/2012 tnd wrote:
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>But I'm sure you'd have grid-ringed it Kevin, if you old-timers had known about power drills, epoxy and stainless. Climbing must have been terrible back then. So unsophisticated. ;-)

Probably not. Back then we wouldn't have had enough carabiners, let alone quick draws, to make use of grid-bolted protection. The occasional tree or bush runner was very welcome in those days and on Shandy I recall there was a thread belay/runner we used that in retrospect would not have passed Mikl's testing.

That's just the way it was then. We didn't see ourselves as "bold"; we merely climbed things with the gear we had, the techniques we had, and the mental attitudes of the day.

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