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Fixed gear guidelines in the Grampians 13-May-2018 At 6:07:01 AM Duang Daunk
On 13-May-2018 Wendy wrote:
>My sample guidelines for route development:
>All new routes to be developed with consideration for the style of the
>crag and its historical development
>All new routes to consider the environmental and aesthetic impacts of
>the development.
>All new routes requiring cleaning or bolting to consider if the value
>of the route justifies the damage.
>All new routes to consider impact of the route on adjacent routes.
>All new routes to consider possible impact on other park users.
>All new routes to be equipped safely with most appropriate modern equipment
>for the rock type.
>All new crag development to consider the potential of the site to handle
>increased traffic.
>All new crag development to undertake measures to manage erosion and vegetation
>loss from increased traffic.
>Feel free to add to them. The idea is that they are general enough to
>apply to any crag but specific enough to identify issues to be assessed
>each time.

... Sister Wendy wrote: mostly fluffy feel good politically correct cliche mantra stuff.

Since when have bolters looking through rose coloured glasses at their starry new projects actually adhered to any of those sensible suggestions?

You have more faith in humanity than me, if you expect them to abide by the rules made by the masses for the masses, and yes, I acknowledge that you may be an exception.

What do you think the Natmukians would make of the dude who bolted the shit out of Mt Kiera (a local to that area at the time), and according to bro dalai has now turned up in Vic, if he ever visits the piles?

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