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Climbing banned Centennial Trev Blue Mtns - NPWS 2-May-2015 At 10:27:35 AM nmonteith
On 1/05/2015 Hipster wrote:
>On 28/04/2015 nmonteith wrote:
>>Its very hard to enforce the removal of bolts as it would be classed
>>a workplace health and safety issue. I imagine they will have to use
>>high access workers with all the expenses involved.
>No it's not Neil. If anyone wants to be involved in the removal of these
>bolts they can contact the NPWS officer mentioned in the first post or
>send a PM to the initial poster on this topic. They will come on board
>as volunteers and be covered by Parks insurance policy whilst tidying up
>the area. This is what I was told when I met with Parks this week.
> The lads who went out and sunk steel in the arch were told at the time
>it was a bad idea, so go and pull them out, tidy up the area, and find
>somewhere more discreet next time to bolt.

I stand corrected then! Although I do question what this insurance policy covers? I only made that point as when the cave up at Flinders Peak (QLD) was banned - the NP wanted the climbers to remove the bolts. But when it was explained to them what that would involve (aiding on skyhooks, placing new 'dogger' bolts etc etc) they decided that they were not in a position to cover this activity under their insurance, and thus their enforcement requirement for the bolts to be removed was revoked. Since most insurance companies don't cover climbing at all (even sport climbing) then I do question if hard aid would be covered? If an accident was to occur and someone wanted to sue?? BTW I am all for the removal of bolts at this crag - I just don't think in reality NP could promise to cover this activity. But I could be wrong.

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