/ More new belays
Is it all replacement, or is the retro-bolting continuing?
Hang on, let me get some popcorn.
Hoi! There's a queue don't you know?
Yorkshire Limestone Rockfax - Due 2013
Ask for a donation ;-)
You are pointing your finger at wrong team!
Bogster represents the good guys. There are a lot of new lower offs needed in Yorkshire.
Perhaps it is also worth requesting/reminding folks that they shouldn't top rope directly on lower offs. Best practice is to use your own QD's whilst working routes on a top rope.
Also don't kick an angry badger with bare feet
I have never contributed to a bolt fund. I would suggest you keep well away from my tyres. Well away.
I can just imagine DD going round the base of the crag asking people if they have contributed to the bolt fund and also which is their car.
> I have never contributed to a bolt fund.
Do you climb bolted routes?
> I have never contributed to a bolt fund. I would suggest you keep well away from my tyres. Well away.
You've no need to worry - there's no 6b's at kilnsey.
was surprised to find a spanking new lower off at the top of the diedre at kilnsey today, deece!
Surely loweroffs should have SS rings on them? It's crazy to place a glue-in without them on a busy crag.
> was surprised to find a spanking new lower off at the top of the diedre at kilnsey today, deece!
Really? How does that fit into any bolting policy then?
I wasn't pointing any fingers, just asking the question!
Apart from the fact that I'm not good enough to climb any of the good bolted routes in Yorkshire, I'd always be wary of contributing to any Yorkshire bolt fund due to the extensive retro-bolting of trad crags. So to that extent, the bad guys are doing the good guys a disservice.
Hahaha, good luck with that one...
Speaking of which: anyone 'done' the left hand side of Crummackdale yet?
dear santa can i please request a more sensibly placed lower off on mescalito (malham) .. it needs to be about 6 feet further right!!
oh and can we have an extra bolt between the last bulge and the ledge on the same route (also shared with new dawn) to save me having to clip stick a sling into into the next bolt as it's a the mega long run out ..i'm too frightened to lead it with out a sling!!
can i also have better endurance in my biceps and shoulders.
promise to eat all my veg and to not swear on routes.
Sounds to me like you should be asking for a cordless drill. Then you could make your initial dreams come true! :-)
That is just the sort of situation that the Yorkshire Bolt Fund is trying to sort out. As well as mild steel bolt lower offs and the old classic, peg and bush lower off's!
Please contribute if you climb on Yorkshire Sport Routes.
Bolted lower off's have been accepted at the top of many trad routes in Yorkshire for well over 15 years and the nice shiny ones at the top of The Diedre have been there for a very long time... long before the last Rockfax! It even states on this site to abseil off at the top.
> Really? How does that fit into any bolting policy then?
It fits into a pragmatic policy of equipping safe belays and lower offs...otherwise you get to the situation on Peak Limestone where you arrive at the top of e.g. Chee Tor and find a dog's dinner of threads, pegs, stuck wires and tat.
Peak Limestone will contunie to become ever more derelict whilst Yorkshire limestone is maintained and safeguarded. I know which I prefer.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, Frank. Apart from one or two of the more popular cliffs most of the Yorkshire Limestone region would have regressed into a long neglected and very unfashionable backwater without the Yorkshire Bolt Fund and the efforts and generosity of its supporters. A relatively small team have put in a huge amount of time and effort over the last 18 years or so. Not just replacing bolts and belays but digging, cleaning and completely resurrecting routes and in some cases whole sectors of cliffs from the encroaching vegetation.
Unfortunately, you can never please everyone but a big thank you to all who have donated and hopefully enjoyed the benefits of the work.
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