Chockstone Forum - General Discussion
General Climbing Discussion
|New bolt on Blimp - Bundaleer
||11-May-2018 At 5:45:28 AM
|On 10-May-2018 Duang Daunk wrote:
>On 10-May-2018 Wendy wrote:
>>token sportish routes. They exist. They have existed for a long time.
>>coming along 30 odd years later and saying we'll make a bolt free crag
>>seems kinda silly. Iv had endless arguements about slippery slopes before,
>>but strangely enough, Rosea has not turned into dreamtime wall (which
>>actually have been a bolt free crag when joe rediscovered it) in the
>>maybe 40 years since the first bolts went in it.
>Thank you sister Wendy for making the point using Dreamtime Wall example,
>for having a moratorium on any new bolts at Rosea, as this is exactly what
>many who have an eye on the future don't want to happen there.
I have a lot more issues with dreamtime wall than I have with say, Kieran fixing up some anchors and putting a mixed route in at rosea. I however seem to be alone in my concerns about dreamtime wall and certainly, no one was out there d bating the merits of developing it that way at the time. However, as people are more concerned about rosea, I would expect a more proactive approach should anything be started. Promote guidelines and boundaries. These are things that people can then apply to route development at any crag, rather than just following blanket rules.
>On 9-May-2018 kieranl wrote:
>>You don't need to ban bolts to preserve a cliff in cobwebs - just a lack
>kieranl bro, I think you missed the point when you made that statement.
>We may not be around to see it happen, but I imagine there will come a
>day when not climbing like Alex Honnold does (now), will be the exception
>to the norm of our pastime, and having some place great to test ourselves
>against will be needed.
>Yes I know, you put up this route and that one too at Rosea, but they
>will be considered the introductory warmups of the future, that the bumblies
>will learn the Honnold style of climbing on!
>... Kinda like when hot Henry Barber woke up Aussie climbing to the future
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