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TyroneC
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This discussion seems to be heading down a personal path. I don’t care for FA’s to sooth my ego, there is more than enough untouched rock out there for that. My point come from the pure necessity of needing to protect a fall with a bolt when you can get the same from a crash pad. It’s not soloing it is bouldering – perhaps at worst a highball problem. I get that now it’s a bit late the bolt is already in the rock, but just like cleaning chalk of climbs to minimize impact, why do they need to be there? I just want to understand why a single bolt needs to be in a 4 / 5 meter boulder.

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