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    Phillip

    Hi Everyone!

    I’ve been watching the debate about bolting (‘Re-bolting of “Morning Glory” at Stathams’) with considerable interest.

    As a CAWA committee member and assistant editor of the Western Climber, I would like to write up an article for the next issue giving all sides of the debate.

    Are people happy if I use their comments?

    Even better, are people willing to think about their stance and write up something?

    It seems to me that this discussion has basically two sub-discussions – (a) what is the safest type of bolting?; and (b) issues to do with the climbing ethics. Under this second point I then see that there are basically three general positions that people are taking – (1) minimal (visual) impact bolting; (2) P-bolts are the only way to go; and (3) depends on the circumstances what you use.

    If people are willing to write up their point of view and then email it to me at pcalais@ieee.org then that would be really great.

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    Kris

    Yeah go on…..good for a laugh!

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    Ross

    Hi Phillip, you can use my comments, my views are mostly there. Basically I like fixed hangers/Pbolts in quarries for lower-off convenience but glued-in hexes are fine there too. In natural areas I like only glued-in hexes because of visual impact and also access implications, to me nature is about adventure and not convenience. That’s where I am today. Regards.

    Ross

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