/ Climbing seasons
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.
1st April: Dry Tooling only?
The tooling window would need to be before the Winter season on 29th Feb, 'cause tooling is for getting fit for Winter.
>"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.
> We don't want open up East Lothian questions.
Is that like the West Lothian question but asked in a posher accent?
I call troll. An awful one at that
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