>Despite the number of times Chockstone has discussed the lack of bolts
>on low grade granite routes, it never ceases to amaze me how many times
>far stronger climbers rant about how easy it was for them to climb and
>argue not to reduce a climb to the lowest common denominator.
>And yet as the grades creep upwards so do the number of bolts per route.
I always thought this argument was more relevent to more vertical routes.
On a rough granite slab if you get into trouble 10m out on a grade 22 then you will probably ooze plasma for a year. If you get into trouble 10m out on a grade 14 you can lie down have a rest.