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Watchtower new bolted line. 6-Mar-2014 At 9:15:30 PM Big G
On 6/03/2014 Damo666 wrote:
>I find it odd that climbers, as a general population, would in most cases
>adhere to the increasingly accepted and popular guidelines of 'leave no
>trace' and 'minimal impact' for outdoor activities - except when it comes
>to bolting. Bolts, except when replacing mounds of tat, are MORE impact
>than trad pro and leave a visible, artificial trace of passage. I'm not
>intrinsically against bolts and I'm all for a few in some places, but the
>degree of proliferation is highlighting this hypocrisy within the climbing

What about cleaning? The majority of cracks in the blue mountains had to be cleaned before they were climbed. Hardly leave no trace vs a bolt on face rock

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