/ Carn Vellan

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Elrond - on 20 Dec 2012
Is the main overhang at Carn Vellan currently bolted? Or have the bolts just been chopped again? If they have, then why?
Tom Last - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Shadowmaster:

Chopped I understand, in accordance with the vote held at the meeting held spring 2011.
Elrond - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Southern Man:

Do you know why they were chopped though? That just seems totally unreasonable as far more people are likely to try an 8a or 8b sport route than an E10 trad route!
Tom Last - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Shadowmaster:

Well, where to begin. There was a great long thread concerning this and other doings in West Cornwall a couple of years back, I'll see if I can find it.

The reason being that for various reasons, the majority don't want to see bolts on any sea cliff in Cornwall.

There were two main votes, one for a moratorium on any further fixed gear on Cornish Sea Cliffs, the other for chopping the bolts. Both were carried.
Tom Last - on 20 Dec 2012
Elrond - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Southern Man:

Thanks for that. Certainly a lot of it all!
Tom Last - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Shadowmaster:

No problem, yeah I'm sure the Magna Carta amounts to less!
Elrond - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Southern Man:

Shane Ohly's main argument appears to be pretty much that if Carn vellan is bolted, other crags will follow on too. Surely Carn Vellan can be bolted without resorting to bolting other major crags in the area? Can no agreement be reached that only Carn Vellan is to be bolted?

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Tom Last - on 20 Dec 2012
In reply to Shadowmaster:

I don't think there was any motion tabled by those in favour for Carn Vellan to be the exclusive bolted sea cliff in Cornwall, so no vote was taken to that effect.

Besides, Carn Vellan was encompased by the vote to remove all drilled protection from Cornish sea cliffs (28 votes to 15).

I doubt you'll find much enthusiasm for another debate/vote so soon after the last one. But who knows, climbers do love to chat!

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