Thank you for your sincere reply. I agree that standards are needed, but my point was, once a stray bolt is in here and there on a route, better to leave 'em in, even if the bolt didn't belong there in the first place.
If it is vital to a person's values to do it as a traditional climb, do it but if a person wants to do it as a bolted sport climb, let 'em and leave 'em alone!! There was a time where I couldn't afford gear, and I was grateful for bolts.
The route belongs to the 1st acensionist, but the rock doesn't.
I am a political libertarian and it extends to climbing for me.
I remember when Royal Robbins went up to chop on Wall of Early Morning, then he decided he had better ways to spend his time, I respect him so much for being honest about it.
Rox- pretty sure most of us posting here have never published a guide book. in fact if this post bugs you so much, i suggest you turn off your computer and go climb.
Coz is right - putting up FA is fun, that is why i do it..
Todd is right as well.
Thanks for the heads up McD. Might be nice to put the info on the Mtn Proj descriptions for the routes, since we've been waiting for a new/updated Valley guide for many, many, many, many years and it would suck to show up with a rack of draws and find the bolts gone.
As for the other blah blah blah on here, who cares what a bunch of armchair wankers think. 98% of you don't even climb off the sofa.