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Rings on 7-Aug-2012 At 2:01:21 PM hangdog
I will say it again.
If you want to be bold don't clip the new bolts. Its really simple.
Or if you want a modern experience clip them. Or top rope if you want. Its up to you.
All this noise about modernising or rebolting routes. Some of these routes are very bold and full credit to the first ascentionists but rebolting them doesn't change the actual route just the protectability of it and the headspace. If you get off on scaring yourself shitless then solo it.
It is strange to me that some climbers complain about replacing carrot bolts with rings (relocating or adding extra protection ) Lament the good old bold days but happily use a lightweight rope and state of the art shoes. If you really miss the full experience then grab a pair of fires or whatever WB was wearing and then do it using the original protection points. It seems to me that climbers pick and choose what they miss about the old bold days.

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