For the same reason as Gogarth and Pembroke - because viewed overall they are better kept as trad climbing areas...
My guide suggests there's a partially bolted quarry in Pembroke too (Tenby south beach quarry) and I have to confess I thought there were some bolted quarries near North Pembroke too, but I don't have the definitive guide for there and therefore could very possibly be wrong. There's also a couple of hundred sport routes right on the Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border near St Clears, judging by the rock fax SW sport climbs map.
The use of Gogarth as an example is illustrative of tolerance of two strands of climbing ethics co-existing, in the cliff environment that best suits each. 'Gogarth' has a bolted crag, with two excellent sport routes from the 80s - a 7b and 8a - that were recently re-bolted (plus room for 2 more newies I'm keen to look at). Their existence in no way threaten the placement of bolts on the rest of 'Gogarth'. Yes it's a quarried face, but it's certainly 'Gogarth' - you walk right past it to do Dream of White Horses!
The overzealous insistence that a blanket policy must be strictly adhered to is questionable in my view. ... the arguments for its maintenance without exception basically boil down to saying Cornish climbers can't be trusted and we must give the tourists what they expect.
Whilst I have no doubt as to the sincerity of Pete's offer to sort out MM at CV, nor to his competence to do a proper job, this statement cannot go unchallenged!It's only my opinion, but anyone arguing that the overhanging face in Breakwater Quarry is somehow 'certainly Gogarth' (by which I assume you mean 'proper Gogarth') is way off the mark. I have no issue whatsoever with those BQ bolted routes, and I was really pleased that they got re-equipped recently - not least because I still have 'tax' on one of them, acquired about 25 years ago!But the day people start whacking bolts in what I consider 'proper Gogarth' would be a dark day indeed.
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