Q - Why isn't there at least some sort of protection?
A - That is how the route was put up. If someone was to add a bolt to the runout it would be removed by the locals. Be solid or beware!
By Salamanizer Administrator From: Vacaville Ca. Jun 12, 2014
If you're not willing to accept the potential for injury or death, then you need to consciously consider that when you choose the routes you climb. Not that you're advocating doing so, but no one has the right to alter an existing route to suit your personal needs, in turn dictating the level of risk for those who don't have those same needs. Like the tens of thousands of climbers who have climbed Bears Reach without incident. Remember, some people climb for reasons that include the adventure aspects found in risk. For those people(who are many) taking the risk out of climbing or attempting to curb it would kill the soul of climbing, bastardize it and take from it a major reason why they do it in the first place. There is a reason we have ethics and not rules in climbing... respect for others!