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World’s Worst Climbing Desecration?

Bolts are bad. Chipping is horrendous. What could be worse? Well–here’s an easy answer–really, really stupid people.

These pictures are from a thread on

Ethics are one thing, but I can’t even conceive of who might think gluing plastic onto already climbable rock is OK (especially since someone there in Provo says it would probably be 5.10 or 5.11). Speaking of “OK,” it looks like the jackass spelled that word with those alphabet holds just to get my skin itching and my blood boiling.

If anyone can think of a worse climbing desecration, I’d love to hear it.