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Exiting the crux icicle on pitch 2 of Hiroshima WI5, Fournel Valley, France
Kevin Avery- Assistant Editor- UKC
© Kevin Avery-UKC
Walkers: John Shepherd
Camera used: Nikon D300 plus 18-200 VR
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Is that a bolt? Very continental!
Daniel Armitage - 24/Feb/09
It most certainly is! Brand new as well, not sure why it's there but there's actually one a little lower too although it would be a bugger to clip from the ice.
Kevin Avery - UKC - 24/Feb/09
Personally I'm all for it.... As long as its "over there"! We had a visionary French climber putting up new routes in and around Oppdal, opening up very unlikely lines by adding a bolt here and there... Got in trouble for drilling holds on mixed routes though! Sadly he was killed in the Alps a few years ago.
Daniel Armitage - 24/Feb/09
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