/ NEW DESTINATION ARTICLE: El Chorro
Read more - http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1540
The 'view 112 pictures' link is broken in the new gallery viewer thing. Good article anyway. Possibly because of the seasonal overcrowding there seemed to be no practical restriction on wild camping last week (besides the weather!), there were people dossing everywhere!
Thanks for that. Nick is working on a fix.
> Read more - http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1540
It seems a real tragedy to me that the new guide book is going to focus attention on some real unpolished gems of routes because the guidebook author has stuck 3 stars on them ;(
Curious comment. I think you might even be serious!
> Curious comment. I think you might even be serious!
Is it really such a curious comment?
I'm very serious! I'd like to see all stars removed from guidebooks and let people learn to judge quality for themselves. Get it right and the reward is quality routes with less polish. Those who can't recognise quality routes for themselves should go without IMO.
Would you also like to see the removal of descriptions such as:
"a magnificent classic"
"a must for all competent parties"
"a grot-fest, avoid at all costs"
> Would you also like to see the removal of descriptions such as:
> "a magnificent classic"
> "a must for all competent parties"
> "a grot-fest, avoid at all costs"
Text descriptions could have the same effect, but they aren't quite as in your face as a star system IMO. I feel that studying the text to glean info challenges the imagination in a way that star spotting never will.
On the lower end of the scale I find that some routes described in derogatory terms are worth a look for a challenge or just a bit of a laugh ;)
Nobel aim but I'm afraid it doesn't really work, as the CC pretty much found out with their Tremadog guide.
I refer you to the now quite old discussion here - http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=17
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