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Feb 17, 2012, 2:32 PM

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Re: [donald949] Lichenness Stripped of Bolts
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Damn, apparently I started a fire.

Anyway with the park being built I've been informed that people cutting bolts will be regarded as vandals. So basically the cops are going to get involved. I'm not sure what that means for bolting new routes or replacing bolts. Misty is missing one now, although I think it makes it more interesting.

Next: Chopping bolts is a dick move. People get cut and hurt on badly chopped bolts. Don't want to sport climb it? Dont! The bolts are not placed the same way trad gear is. Its not in your way. And please, please don't leave a bolt 80% cut through for someone to die on. Unsafe bolts are a different matter, cut them if you can.

Chopping routes is kinda of like a hipster murdering their favorite band so no one else will hear about them. If you're rocking 5.12 trad routes you're already badass. You don't need to degrade the experience for everyone else or be an elitest prick.

Sandrock is pretty massive, we can all get along. At the end of the day its about how much you enjoyed the climb, not what the grade was or how you did it. If you want to swing dicks about being a trad climber or the best boulder guy or whatever, then I really feel for you. You're clearly not getting any enjoyment out of the climb itself.

All that being said, if I come across someone chopping bolts I'm pretty much just going to take your picture and call the cops. I hope the $1000 min fine is worth it.

Edit: Note about unsafe bolts.

(This post was edited by Claymsmith on Feb 17, 2012, 2:34 PM)

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