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FRI NIGHT VID: The World's Tallest Sea Cliff Route

In our Friday Night Video this week James Pearson, Cedar Wright and Yuji Hirayama travel to the Faroe Islands to climb the world's tallest sea cliff route, Cape Enniberg. The area has never been popular due to the loose and quite dangerous choss, although aspirants are likely to find an adventure.



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I don't know what type of bolts they use, but bolting seems to be accepted by the locals rather than something introduced for this route. http://www.faroeclimb.com/introduction-to-climbing-in-the-faroe-islands/ Post...
I went and checked out the cliffs in the Faroes in 2012 to see if I thought they would make any good climbs. At the time I thought it would require tonnes of bolts due to the compact nature of the rock and as a...
Another sponsored trip to push a company profile. I can understand the fact that it is good to show another place of beauty to the world, but bolting expansion bolts who will rot within a couple of years seem rather...
But one person's "necessary" is not the same as somebody else's "necessary".  I'd prefer to see properly bolted sport routes than "designer" routes. Although widespread in other countries (and I've enjoyed many such...
Isn't the accepted ethic that the locals decide what is appropriate? From the investigations I've done prior to a trip there later in the year, there's one (partly bolted) crag on the islands that's relatively normal,...
The sadder thing about the bolting is that it seemed to be full-on sport climbing bolting, as opposed to 'bolting when necessary' q.v. https://youtu.be/10uM6IU8S6U?t=337 (5m37s into the film, there are bolts placed...

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