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Topic - Are bolted abseils a bad thing ??

Matt300 - on 04 Jun 2014
Just throwing this out as I am really on the fence with this. Should the Uk climbing scene move towards bolted abseils as they do in many other countries?? We often come along terrible abseils that you wouldn't hang your Christmas decorations off given the choice. Is it time to change ?? Is a metal plate bolted into the rock more or less enviromentaly friendly than tat ?? Would a chain or steel cable round a tree be better or worse for safety and the environment??

Im not Pro bolting all the country but wonder if the saftey of climbers on popular routes must come before ethics ??



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