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By J. Stark
Mar 20, 2016
|Three new routes in the 11a range. All open and ready for action.|
By J. Stark
Jun 16, 2016
A few thoughts.
Whether you are climbing or belaying, wearing a helmet is always a good idea.
New routes will always have a bit of rockfall. A competent developer should take the time to remove loose rock in an effort to keep belayers as safe as possible. However, these routes are on limestone and erosion is constant.
If you are a spectator you should NOT be under an active climber. People at the crag need to have situational awareness. Anything kicked or pulled off the route is going to fall down and if you're in the wrong spot and not paying attention you could end up getting injured or worse.
Human error is always going to be an issue. Whether through innocent ignorance or blatant stupidity, a climber crawling into a small cave and trundling large blocks is outside the control of the most diligent developer. Simply put I didn't take the blocks out of the cave because I didn't foresee competent climbers venturing inside, but rather past it and continuing up the route.
Climb safe and have fun.