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General Climbing Discussion

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Tiger Wall - Dribble Bolting?

Chuck Norris
1/09/2009
10:44:26 PM
On 1/09/2009 simey wrote:
>I agree with you Wendy. In fact I find the idea of having a whole crag
>full of dangerous testpieces that you might be lucky enough to climb once
>in your life when you are psyched and super-fit to be rather ridiculous.
>I'm all in favour of a few such routes, but they want to be the exception
>rather than the norm.
>

I also don't get the whole headpointing thing, and also don't give a toss about a few bolts around the
place to keep crags moderately accessible.

However I can't see why certain crags/climbs that are easily toproped should be bolted at all (even
sparingly) to accommodate climbers preference of a "lead" ascent over a toproped one. And besides,
any route where the bolts are 2.5m or less apart is essentially a toprope with a bit of slack. So why go
to the bother if you can easily chuck a TR down it?

shortman
25/10/2012
2:51:18 PM
So what ended up happening to these bolts?

;)

ajfclark
25/10/2012
2:56:56 PM
Shhh you fool! Don't stir up this shit again!
anthonycuskelly
25/10/2012
6:14:43 PM
They were still there in May. I clipped them. Despite (or maybe because of?) his seemingly general bad mood, I'm with Simey on this one. Sure I could have gotten an anchor in, but it would've been vastly out of keeping with the rest of the climb...
widewetandslippery
25/10/2012
6:36:52 PM
When rodw does it his second time round he is going to put rungs in it.

Doug
25/10/2012
7:33:24 PM
We did Dribble a few days ago. I didn't even notice the bolts (although I'd seen them previously) as I was looking at the little wall above. I guess they didn't impinge on my experience of the route, maybe because II was more focused on cleaning off a lot of the vegetation that has sprouted on the route over the last couple of wet years. Maybe someone will complain about that too.
No-one seems fussed about the rap anchors atop Kestrel, so what's the gig deal here? You still need to build anchors for the other pitches. As someone said previously, Arapiles has always had bolts. I for one commend Simey for re-establishing this great easy classic. I'm looking forward to taking my grandchildren up it someday.

shortman
25/10/2012
8:02:54 PM
On 25/10/2012 widewetandslippery wrote:
>When rodw does it his second time round he is going to put rungs in it.

Sounds like a good idea.

Cool Hand Lock
25/10/2012
10:03:45 PM
I recently took possesion of 200+ bolts, plates and stations.

anyone need bolts?

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