Renegade climbers cutting bolted routes

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Renegade climbers cutting bolted routes

by Marmaduke » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:12 am

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Re: Renegade climbers cutting bolted routes

by Bob Sihler » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:19 am

It's a long, messy story, and I'm not going to try to summarize it here; the best accounts are actually in multiple Mountain Project threads if you have the time to read them and sift through all the shitslinging.

A part of me likes what the "vigilantes" did because the guy manufacturing routes created a real debacle, a part of me thinks it was short-sighted, and another part of me thinks it is all lol since it all really is about ethics among people who clip bolts drilled into cliffs.

And yes, I do clip bolts, but I'd also be happy if bolts had never existed and if your choices were to lead on gear, free solo, build a toprope anchor, or just let the cliff be if Options 1-3 wouldn't work.
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