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The Irish Solution to The Ben Lomond Problem 12-Sep-2017 At 7:15:53 AM The Rock Robster
On 12-Sep-2017 Tastrad
>Why can't the Australian/Tasmanian community
>adopt the same attitude? Seems we are obsessed with making it safe/convenient
>for everybody.

Yes, safety is ridiculous. How dare people want to enjoy the sport without the potential of death.

>I scrambled up to Centotaph Corner in Wales and was terrified by the approach;
>steep, wet, slippery, one slip and you're dead. Then the abseils were dozens
>of old tat around a tree, or a thread.

Obviously an ideal solution, it isn't climbing if more then 7/10 people survive it.

As someone who (because I'm an entitled brat) thinks that climbing should be made safe, to avoid unnecessary deaths, injuries, and meddling by the government, I reckon bolts are great. There's a place for bold trad routes, don't get me wrong. It's entirely up to whoever puts the route up in my opinion, as long as it isn't retroing or unnecessary.

Bolts as rap anchors are in my opinion the best way to go. They last longer than tat, are safer, and honestly look better too. Sscrambling down gullies is just messing the area up, if you really care about the place you should be trying to preserve it.

If you're worried about ropes getting stuck in chains, chuck a maillon on them.

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