"Pleanty of ladder work at rumny as well..."--tradman
well, i can't speak for anyone else; but, i've never
used a ladder to bolt a route at rumney.
"North Conway is only different from Rumney in the level of hypocrisy exhibited by some of it,s local watchdogs." ---bags11
as for the "sport" routes in the cathedral cave; most are just not that well done...Â at rumney, we tried to have a high level of craftmanship and pride in our handiwork.Â that is the major difference.Â
nconway has always been a hotbed of strong climbers, strong egos and even stronger hypocrisy; we tried to be a hotbed of quality routes, no matter what the grade...Â (of couse, if you do happen to find and bolt a couple of the hardest routes in the country, that's a pretty cool thing...) we've tried to keep the hypocrisy to the minimum.
"Sometimes hiking more than 100 yards to the cliff's base makes for the most enjoyable climbing."Â ---gags
a quick reading of a previous topic shows that certain people have a problem when some motivated climbers are willing to walk a lot more than "100 yards"Â to more remote areas to find "most enjoyable climbing..." in a style they like.
and as for the guy who think "bolt wars" are a good idea... try living and climbing in ct or any surrounding state.Â the whole concept of "bolt wars"Â would get real old... real quick.Â
most "bolt wars" don't have anything to do with being "anti"-pc, they have to do with one guy who thinks his tiny pee-pee is bigger than everybody elses... and is afraid that everyone else will find out the truth.