You raise a very good point Gerry "When people say `the majority of climbers' want the bolts back - who are this majority?"
I've created an online poll. Lets see what the outcome is.
Vote Now Should Ben Lomond have abseil bolts?
Gerry - email/facebook/write who ever you know
Simon - Chockstone the shit out of this.
This was prompted in response to Gerry's comment
As for abseil bolts on the Ben - they are gone forever and I'll go to the top of the Flutes when I'm 100 years old in a wheelchair and still chop any bolts that some cockhead has put in. Its all about convenience. They say they want to protect the gullies but really they are lazy. If you want to rap in, set up fixed line from the top off natural gear. When people say `the majority of climbers' want the bolts back - who are this majority? Just a handful of Hobart boys who say they speak for the majority? How arrogant. What about Bob McMahon, Mick Ling, Neale Smith, Simon Parsons, John fantini, Doug Fife, Nick Hancock, pete Steane, Bruce Cameron, John Smart etc who all agreed with me and Doug Fife choppng the rap stations. Anyone thought that we could be the majority?