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undersized carrots at the county 12-Jan-2011 At 12:52:27 PM Estey
On 12/01/2011 widewetandslippery wrote:
>My point:
>Parts of the top of the cliff are unstable.
>If fixed equipment is a major issue in access as Kuu has said replacing
>the via ferratas with bigger and better via ferratas may not be the best
>way to go. I think a couple of rap rings would be more appropriate.

Yep agree. Rap stations and in special cases lower offs would be the way to go. Lower offs on every route is definately not the way to go.

I'm guessing most of the pro-carrot brigade, myself included, are ultimately concerned about the slow homogenisation of climbing. This happens a bit at a time just like urban sprawl. Not everyone wants a McMansion and big TV.

No doubt some rings and lower-offs will be placed on some climbs. This will probably make them better climbs and not detract from the area or the experience. However down the track some punter will use these actions as a justification for other "improvements" which might actually make the climbs worse and detract from the overall area.

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