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It has mostly to do with climbers rights to spots with Native American religious significance that are on public land-- like specific landforms that might be found in a national or state park that are visited by Native Americans for religious purposes. Less to do with environmental reasons than religious vs. public rights. The question of damaging these landmarks came up as a possibly related idea.I would like to know more about your girlfriend's paper. Is it something to effect that Natives won't allow climbing on their lands, because they believe climbing will speed erosion?
Sure does, if you fall!Khague wrote:Does climbing cause harm?
Why have bolts at the top why not use natural anchors and/or cam, hexes, or nuts? If your such a wiz at setting cams why not rap off it? I've rapped off a deadman anchors, webbing stuck in cracks, rock horns, rock cams, etc!Jeff MacE wrote: Either way, bolts really have no place anywhere but as a top anchor for popular routes.