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Topic - Bowline Ban

tipsy - on 16 Nov 2011
Before I start I'd like to state the is not the place for discussion, guesswork, criticism, condolences, or anything else related to the incidents mentioned.

Now, a well known welsh climbing centre has just sent out an email effectively banning the use of the bowline knot in their centre.

See below:

Is this right? What's your opinion on it? They certainly put together a good case and appear to be promoting health and safety, however on the other hand is it a bit of a cotton wool approach banning a technique that has been used and practiced for an extremely long time and could be argued is in some ways a more versatile and useful knot? Are the right or wrong to take this stance or do you simply not care?

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