is that common practice in that area? Is that limestone & if so, is that the reason?
Nice shot BTW.
Yeah, it is pretty wierd here. I came and was a little disgusted by how many cracks have been bolted. This is a really fun 10d called Cactus Cliff Addict. The last 30 feet or so is on faceholds on the wall above the crack that would be difficult to protect with gear.
You are correct, this is limestone and can be a little chossy, but the reason everything here is bolted is due to tradition. This area arose early 1980 and was well developed by people such as Goddard who spent a lot of time on the bolted limestones of France.
Since this area is a pure sport area, I don't mind it too much anymore, you will never see bolts getting chopped here.
Thanks for the comment hope that clarifies things a little,
thanks Dan. Nice TR BTW.
is awesome. I lived in CO Springs last summer and loved climbing there.
Yeah, it is pretty much my limestone climbing mecca other than Rifle.