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Topic - King Kong - Abseil Station Chopped

HappyTrundler - on 14 Sep 2009
I did King Kong at Wintours yesterday. There was a small plastic sign screwed into a boulder at the bottom, with words to the effect that the bolts at top of pitch 2 had been removed and it was now possible to top out. The 3rd and final pitch is short, scruffy and ungraded, it seems that it was common practice to abseil off the twin bolt belay station.
Whilst I am grateful for the option to top out, kindly negotiated by the BMC, why chop the bolts? There are still the holes there and gleaming metal stubs, now you have to ab off a load of unsightly tat on the adjacent tree if you don't want to top out. So what's the purpose of removing the bolt hangers? I don't get it...
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