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There is an argument that if a route is possible in a purer style then we should make that the standard for said route (i.e.chop bolts on routes that can be climbing using traditional protection/pads) but I think it’s important not to get carried away with this idealistic approach – otherwise you might find the bolts missing from routes such as She Magic in Kalbarri.

Remember to consider the style of the crag as a whole, what would suit the greatest cross section of climbers trying the route (don’t ruin a classic sport route because one guy is bold enough to climb it on trad/highball) and most importantly the opinion of the first ascentionist as they went to the trouble of bolting it in the first place.

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