/ Climbing seasons

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JLS on 23 Feb 2013
A great deal climbing argument/discussion seems to centre around someone apparently chosing to climb, in what is perceived as "the wrong style". You know, pads under trad lines, tools on "too" dry rock etc etc.

I think these issues could easily be solved if we stuck to a rigid calendar of seasons so everyone would know exactly what is acceptable I.e. ...

1st April to 30th September - Trad lead climbing only
1st October until last weekend in October - Sport and trad top roping only
Last weekend (both Sat & Sun) of October - Dry tooling only
1st November to 28th February - Bouldering only
29th Febururay - Winter climbing only
1st March to 31st March - Sport and trad top roping only

I feel that limiting the more destructive forms of climbing to small windows is the best way to protect our rock resources and halt the decline in the great British tradition of trad climbing.

While I think there may be an argument to be had regarding whether we use fixed calendar dates or tie the seasons into the equinoxes but I expect we can all agree the basic principle is the correct one.
The Pylon King on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to JLS:

1st April: Dry Tooling only?
dale1968 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to JLS: your seasons in glasgee are a wee bit different to Dorset?
JLS on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to Mr Mark Stephen Davies:

The tooling window would need to be before the Winter season on 29th Feb, 'cause tooling is for getting fit for Winter.
JLS on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to dale1968:

>"your seasons in glasgee are a wee bit different to Dorset?"

No, all UK territory and UK dominions will adhere to the same dates. We don't want open up East Lothian questions.
ccmm on 23 Feb 2013 - host86-179-126-232.range86-179.btcentralplus.com
In reply to JLS:
> (In reply to dale1968)
> We don't want open up East Lothian questions.

Is that like the West Lothian question but asked in a posher accent?

LJC - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to JLS: 1/10. Could try harder.
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goose299 - on 23 Feb 2013
In reply to JLS:
I call troll. An awful one at that

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