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Boganville 7-May-2010 At 11:54:28 AM Estey
On 7/05/2010 pmonks wrote:
>On 7/05/2010 Estey wrote:
>>If Sydney climbers donated 1% of their petrol money into bolting and
>>maintenance then there would be enough to replace all the rusting shite
>>on the old mountains classics as well as provide seed funding for new
>Having done a miniscule bit of both new routing and rebolting old classics,
>I can tell you that 100% of the money would be used for new routes.
>Here's why: rebolting existing routes is as expensive and almost as much
>hard work as bolting new routes, but without any of the enjoyment or glory
>of a first ascent. I simply don't believe that many developers (Martin's
>friends included) are motivated by anonymous charity work - that's just
>not how most people are wired.

I'd like to think there is more altruism out there. Hats of to the Rockies, Climbing Anchors, Mikl etc who are actually fixing up old routes. My point is a lot more could be achieved if more people opened their wallets. I also think you could actually get more satisfaction fixing up a long forgotten route into something people will climb rather than putting up something of lesser quality. Each to their own.

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