« Last post by Barry on June 15, 2015, 03:56:57 PM »
Here's my tuppence..
To date, the glenmalure wall has been the only problem in Ireland that I have heard referred to as a closed project. For the most part, any of the other long standing projects were not closed but hadn't seen the attention of somebody strong enough!
In this instance, i think that publicising the project widely was the issue.... Note the word widely as if kept in small circles, something akin to gentlemen's agreement can be kept. However, once publicised widely, it's a bit like look but don't touch.... In most bouldering areas, problems are not revealed until completed. I realise that this is not necessarily the case for sports projects which involve financial investment to bolt etc and can be red tagged.
I have shown my projects to others before but once I do this, I would not be surprised if they have a go on the project. I would also not expect them to jump off if they manage to make it through the difficulty. I know that Chris can empathise with this...
Why has there not been a wider splay of opinion? In my opinion, it's because it's a bit of a non-issue with this one exception ...
P.S. We need a flame icon!