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I'm sure it's not a brilliant idea, although I suspect if Swedish granite is much like Finnish granite, it might not be such a terrible thing.
Im not sure if its been said before.
im not to fussed what rock its on, it sets a bad example for people who dont know better. If its local practice thats fine but dont put it in a video.
You've posted a video of somebody blowtorching a boulder problem to dry it out! Are you serious? UKC should pull this video. Ridiculous.
Well I could take a guess but I'm not certain. At Västervik maybe it is normal? - I don't know, but do you either? I would have thought yearly frost damage would be a lot more significant than a few seconds of flame.
Never been to that crag, so what happened? As so often with British climbing culture we not getting very far away from the Peak District...
But surely that like saying showing sport climbing videos sets a bad example to people who don't know that not all routes are bolted, or continental mixed climbing videos set a bad example for people who think that would be acceptable Scottish conditions. You can't base everything on what the most stupid person watching might think.
And I would imagine 999 out of thousand know that Västervik and Raven Tor are not the same place. I think really the far more important question is whether the Swedish locals are pissed off with him using a blow torch.
The blowtorch definitely seems to be doing damage...
In all fairness there is a slight difference between flashing a torch over a hold and attempting to super heat it! I would suggest that rapidly heating up cold wet rock was a bad idea but using that video as proof isn't that conclusive :-)
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