Top-ropers @ central outcrops!!

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My experience of Craigmore was either top roping or soloing or bouldering of an evening (in between midgy bastard dodging!)... least of all, a focus on leading...

It was always just a seen as a pleasant summer evening crag without any big bangs... if dudes want to top rope easy routes..then why not... If they want to use new 'bottom rope' techniques..why not?

what is 'bottom roping'..sounds painful!

regards Mark

Mark McGowan10:42, 8 August 2010

Bottom roping is a top rope set up where the belayer is at the bottom. Just like an indoor wall.

Miles20:58, 8 August 2010

I thought that was top roping Miles?

Mark McGowan22:38, 8 August 2010

Again, the climbing culture up here in Scotland must be different but 'darn sarf' we called that kind of set-up bottom-roping. Top-roping was where the belayer is at the top of the route which I don't think is as bad as it is at least similar to seconding. I always cringe though when I see the type of set up I witnessed at Craigmore. Oh well, cest la vie and all that! When in Rome etc...

Miles22:44, 9 August 2010

Hi Miles I don't think its a cultural thing...more just my stupidity!

welcome to Scottish Climbing! :-)

regards mark

Mark McGowan22:58, 9 August 2010
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