The only problem with Cold Day is that it impacts several routes that "never get done" BS. Matt pussed out to local opinion on HTH. Should another bolt been placed on Children's P1 'cause the mantle is "scairey"
I've only led Children's twice but isn't there a bolt right below the mantle? I don't remember it being run out, just thin/slippery...
So... Webster's account verbatim:
"Matt Peer & Craig Stemley made the first ascent on May 29, 1980, placing all the bolts on the lead. Thinking he'd probably fall off the crux move if he stopped to place another bolt, Matt went for it, successfully. The local consensus was that the unprotected crux runout should stay, as that was how the route was first led, but eventually Peer decided to add the bolt on rappel- "much to the dismay of the resident hardmen"- but to the greater benefit of most climbers!"
So here a first ascentionist who with a modest ego felt the climb would be better with a bolt at the crux. I am guessing he could have easily hung on a hook there during the FA as it seems to many of you that is so much more acceptable than bolting on rappel, but that was not his style. I believe the rest of the bolts were driven from stances, which is the only true "on lead" method IMO.
Regardless, saying he "pussed out", when he actually fired the crux sans bolt is a bit of an unwarranted insult to someone who contributed a really nice moderate to that area of Whitehorse, especially since it seems like "local opinion" was against him if Webster's history is correct.