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Rock Climbing Photo: line of new bolts at Crow Hill
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By losbill
Aug 13, 2015
I think they are trying to bolt Dune. However where some of the bolts are placed don't seem to coincide with the route as I remember it from watching Zeb Enberg do it several years ago from the ground up with gear. He was belayed by his Dad who also had led it, albeit a number of years before, ground up on gear.

Get out and get your runs on Diagonal, CroMag, Jane, Tarzan, Watusi, Birds of Prey, Intertwine, Thin Line, etc. now before you have to do them while staring at bright and shiny hardware. Since these guys taken it upon themselves to ignore the traditional no-bolt ethic at the crag and bolt a line, or attempted to bolt a line, that has been led ground up on gear a number of times that they or others of like mind will not stop with Dune.

Really don't understand it. If you really want to bolt something go to Farley or several other crags in western Mass or in the Worcester area that are under active development with a different ethic. Hook up with those working at those areas (call Pete Ward at the WMCC he will hook you up) and have them point you in the direction where you can find, clean, equip and put up your own bolted 5.12. Why bolt a line that has been led a number of times on gear at a no-bolt ethic crag. I don't get it.

I have only 17 years experience climbing at Crow Hill. Four other climbers who have a combined Crow Hill experience of over 140 years feel similarly.

I would really be interested in hearing from those who have led Dune over the years on gear. Tim, Eric, Zeb, others what do you think?

Of course the entire discussion could come to an end with the posting of a photo of the face with the bolts removed and the holes appropriately patched the color of the rock.
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line of new bolts at Crow Hill

Submitted By: Chris Gesek on Aug 13, 2015
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