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Kerrie Mott

I completely agree, wherever possible to remove bolts, particularly in areas of natural beauty, especially if they are popular with the general public. Perhaps not in the quarries as they aren’t naturally formed. Only leave the bolts where there is no or very limited natural protection. I think every climber needs to know how to make themself safe using their own protection as there are times and places in the world where you can’t trust the “permanent protection”.

I come from a beautiful part of the UK where there are hundreds of crags and the only way to tell they are climbed is by reading a guidebook or spotting the climber half way up the face. One of the reasons we climb in the locations we do is because of the picturesque views and natural beauty so why ruin that, don’t leave rubbish, chalk marks and bolts. Only take pictures and leave only footprints.


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