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Fixed gear guidelines in the Grampians 14-May-2018 At 7:12:08 PM Duang Daunk
On 14-May-2018 One Day Hero wrote:
>On 14-May-2018 Wendy wrote:
>>Why do I feel like people have PV paranoia? PV know we place bolts. They
>>know there are lots of them. They have had the public complain about
>>them before. If they were going to blanket ban climbing because of the mere
>>existing of bolting, they would have done so already.

They have in at least one other State.
>This is incredibly naive. I honestly think a bolt war is less harmful
>than involving the authorities.
>Fatboy pretty much covered the basics, I'll add a dash of harshness.
>People who are bolting highly visible crags in national parks are playing
>chicken with a train, and the rest of us are stuck in the car with them.
>For example, I know you reckon Joe Goding is a nice bloke, but he's developing
> junk which offends lots of climbers, and could potentially affect broader
>access. The risk vs reward is unbelievable. It's selfish, stupid, and I
>frankly struggle to see how he can be a good person.

Speaking of; has Joe Grollo been back to Buffalo and cleaned up some of the mess he made like he promised, on Initiation (the retrobolted down traverse is a travesty), yet?
Has anyone sorted his Mackey Slab sport routes that cross over trad lines effectively retroing them in that trad style area yet?

*Shakes head and does the facepalm thing.*

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