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General Climbing Discussion

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More slackline anchors 25-Mar-2013 At 10:37:55 AM Mike Bee
How about a blanket ban on all bolts, for climbing protection, anchors and abseils, and also for highlines?
The grey area of self regulated bolting doesn't seem to work, as there are more bolts and abseil points being installed every year. A blanket ban (as in legally enforceable) would solve all the debates and protect the Araps Trad ethic for generations to come.

Failing that, having the main highline areas fitted out with crazy bomber fixed anchors so as to remove the need to install new ones seems like the next best option.
As ODH posted, highliners (unless they are climbers too) don't have an inherent respect for the asthetics of the rock, and this worries me as they will be less likely to display restraint in their bolting habits.

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