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General Climbing Discussion
On 27/05/2015 Superstu wrote:
>I climb because I get grumpy if I don't.
This is why my wife encourages me to climb. Is that selfish of her?
On 23/05/2015 Climboholic wrote:
>One of the biggest examples of self delusion I've seen amongst climbers
>is when they claim to put up new routes to 'give back' to climbing. If
>you want to contribute then go to a track maintenance day, or pick up some
>rubbish, or bury your sh!t. But be honest with yourself, doing a climb
>then jumping on TheCrag to upload it is an egotistical act.
Despite my ongoing rants against bolting, I'm actually less cynical about this than you seem to be. I reckon most people who establish routes do it with altruistic intentions, it's just that perspective and balance can get majorly out of whack. I agree that trackwork and route maintainance are the best ways to contribute, mostly because the outcome is less speculative and judgement less likely to be clouded by new route fever.
On 28/05/2015 One Day Hero wrote:
>Despite my ongoing rants against bolting, I'm actually less cynical about
>this than you seem to be. I reckon most people who establish routes do
>it with altruistic intentions, it's just that perspective and balance can
>get majorly out of whack. I agree that trackwork and route maintainance
>are the best ways to contribute, mostly because the outcome is less speculative
>and judgement less likely to be clouded by new route fever.
I don't disagree with you, but it's undoubtedly the case that steps and trackwork have a greater impact upon the visual amenity of an area than bolts. There's something more visceral about the bolt debates.
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