Bolting

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Marshall1
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Re: Bolting

Post by Marshall1 » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:44 am

Total agreement with previous post, but seek action.

So often the only consequences to bolting a trad line is a flame sesion on this forum, which is good, because it will lead to embarasment of offender & bolter will be less inclined to screw up. But lets not stop there. Lets make a 17 spanner, a hammer & filler standard kit on a climbing day & start choping. We don't care enough.

A steel cage for the bare knuckle cage fight with the FA could also be standard eguipment.

...this is ment as humor...for those of you who lack mentality & start welding a portable steel cage.

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ScottS
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Re: Bolting

Post by ScottS » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:55 am

Marshall1 wrote:A steel cage for the bare knuckle cage fight with the FA could also be standard eguipment.

...this is ment as humor...for those of you who lack mentality & start welding a portable steel cage.
Ha. Good luck luring an errant FA into your cage..
At the chaaaaains boet!!

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Re: Bolting

Post by SMEG » Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:51 am

bait the cage with something tasty to lure them in...

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Re: Bolting

Post by mokganjetsi » Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:25 am

there's a great curving crack at lakeside pinnacle that the bolters left alone (on purpose) with bolted routes to the right and left of it - think its about 12-15m; grade 17; awesome climb on trad. you can put up a toprope to allow guys to practice placements & let non-traddies to give it a go. best practice for dealing with nice tradable cracks at a sport crag imho.

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Re: Bolting

Post by XMod » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:31 pm

Yeah now thats what Im talking about. I do know that it took a little convincing to get then to leave it alone, but they listened. Although Ive not been to Boven yet I really think the guys there couldve saved themselves a ton of time, money and effort by leaving things more trad. Maybe with the odd bolt to make safe. Heck they couldve bought three trad racks each with all the money spent on bolts there! We dont need designated areas, what we need is a little common sense!

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