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By chinos
Jul 25, 2013
sounds a bit scary!
From: Between Nederland and Boulder,
Jul 25, 2013
WTF? I hope the bolter steps forward to identify themselves and try to explain their actions here.
By Jason Denver
Jul 28, 2013
This is very uncharacteristic of the area. I feel that more routes established in this manner could change the good relations that we, the climbing community have with the landowners. Upon walking up to the cliff this "line" stands out as a line of metal; metal with thebolts every 3 feet.Although there are no "rules" or "route police" concerning how a climb should be established, it is the responsibility of the creator to do a good job and to respect the ethics of the local scene. I'm guessing this was done by someone who has never bolted a new route in this area as it is a severely drastic change to what already exists. This general area has seen a revival in the past few years. There's evidence of previous routes that had minimal fixed protection and to my belief all additional routes have followed this trend as well. Now let's not forget our history, isn't that how humans progress anyway? Messner criticized the modern climber for "carrying his courage in his rucksack". Maestri "murdered the impossible". This area is by no means going to be a really popular destination, but this is a total eyesore and makes Rumney look dangerous. I don't think the person who established this needs to identify themselves, but please don't do this again. Thanks. Sorry if I sound arrogant, I have been a climber for 21 years and grow ever more passionate about our sport with every climb.
By chris magness
Jul 28, 2013
That line needs to be removed; bolted lines shouldn't exist that can effect a classic trad line in anyway, visually or physically. I can donate some time.
By chinos
Jul 29, 2013
I am naming this route VAGASIL. i will be out tomorrow to remove the bolts!
By joshua corbett
From: Wolfeboro NH
Jul 29, 2013
Jon dont forget the cream
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New route? 5 bolts between middle crack and right ramp. Anyone want to claim it and tell us what it is?

Submitted By: Jason Denver on Jul 23, 2013
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