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Nov 29, 2015
I like bouldering but I climb routes more often, so I am curious about the use of wire brushes I see on the Trapps carriage road boulders. Is there a consensus about whether or not this is okay? Maybe it doesn't hurt the rock, I don't know. But it seems like an overkill on boulders that are well established and cleaned of lichen already. Climb.tooth.radish
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Nov 29, 2015
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maybe to clean chalk? can't imagine any routs in the gunks actually needing cleaning otherwise. you guys are spoiled rotten with the ammount of clean rock you have ;) Nick Goldsmith
From Pomfret VT
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Nov 29, 2015
Using wire brushes to clean holds on existing climbs is generally considered bad form. It polishes the rock. ward smith
Joined Apr 30, 2009
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Nov 29, 2015
Not likely to damage (polish) the quartz-based Gunks stone. Crazy hard that stuff is. Gunkiemike
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