Top-ropers @ central outcrops!!

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If i remember correctly, in the old Lowland Outcrops guide, routes at Craigmore were only given british tech grades as it was assumed that most people would either toprope or solo here, so actually there is a strong history of top-roping here.

Give them a break, especially if they're newbies. When i started climbing outside i only had one rope, half a set of nuts, a couple of screwgates and some slings; guess what i used to rig up at Neilston Pad?

If you did give them a "barracking" (or do you mean bollocking?) then shame on you. There's absolutely no need for this kind of behaviour, you probably ruined their day out and does it really make any difference to what you do at the crag?

Niall McNair11:32, 6 August 2010

So the general attitudes to top-roping in Scotland is that it's tolerated then? I used to climb at Stanage where top-roping was sometimes seen but was considered to be very poor form by most climbers. My objections are that top-roping polishes the rock and that people can lead the routes but instead are wrongly treating the crag as an indoor wall by top roping. If local ethics allow it then maybe I'm wrong.

Miles15:34, 6 August 2010
 

So the general attitudes to top-roping in Scotland is that it's tolerated then? I used to climb at Stanage where top-roping was sometimes seen but was considered to be very poor form by most climbers. My objections are that top-roping polishes the rock and that people can lead the routes but instead are wrongly treating the crag as an indoor wall by top roping. If local ethics allow it then maybe I'm wrong.

Miles15:34, 6 August 2010

The responses given are relative to Craigmore. Top-roping doesn't polish rock per se. Many people climbing the same route time after time does so. However, a badly constructed anchor may cause some erosion on soft rock. Frankly, Craigmore doesn't receive anywhere like as much traffic as it used to in the days before indoor walls, so let's encourage sensible, frequent activity there.

Giotto17:36, 6 August 2010
 
 
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