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Mount Keira Bolting 20-Mar-2014 At 5:44:49 PM White Trash
On 20/03/2014 lionelterray wrote:
>The Mt Keira area email user received this email from " batey
>"' on the 17/3/14 .
>From BATEY "Brigetta Face Mt Keira
> Hi Mate, Wondering if you were the one responsible for the Retro Bolting
>of Brigetta face at Mt Keira. Notice there is a lot more bolts then ever
>existed not to mention a number of the routes now listed as sport climbs
>and rings less then 1 foot from perfect trad placements. Did you speak
>with FA and the greater climbing community about the bolting of these routes?
>There is a good chance the next day i have off work the bolts will be getting
>chopped as well as a larger number of the retro shit that you are responsible
>for. If you can give me a good reason to not chop them im open and listening."
>In reply, I said :
> " re MtKeira bolting project:
>- Graeme Hill, Ant Prehn, etal (original crag developers and FA'ers)
>were consulted on numerous occasions (both in person and via email) .
> - a Facebook site - with 60+ users - existed for the 1 year time frame
>of the project. A log of the routes to be bolted appeared there, and each
>'worked on' route was posted there .
> - Dave and Gavin were asked on MANY occasions to come and have a look
>at the work and did so on 'at least' one occasion .
>- when I last did a site visit to the crag with the National Parks local
>head ranger ( Jamie Erskine ) , he specifically stated that " absolutely
>no new bolting or changes to existing bolts were to be done without first
>consulting with him". I & HC group were informed about this.
>So in summary, you can not unilaterally alter anything at MtKeira - the
>appropriate National Parks Ranger has been cc'ed on this correspondence.
>p.s. re sport/trad. routes: Yes, Space trucken/nursery/nurlegs/crawdad
>are just another example at MtKeira of trad. routes being extremely close
>to sport routes - it happens "

are you implying jamie erskine has condoned your retrobolting even though he posted above you as npws ranger (that name is in profile email adress) saying any bolting is not on?

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