Actually, George created this topo to prevent retro bolting existing routes. All the routes in the topo are before my time and probably over 20 years old or so. I find his topo to be of excellent quality and very accurate.
I feel that 5.6 and 5.7 climbs are not challenging. I soloed half Red Shoes when I was five years old multiple times. I understand wanting to put bolts on the climb because it makes you feel safer to be climbing however when you can put natural gear in you are just as safe as long as you put it in correctly. This is a better alternative than making more holes in the rock which are wasted if they are not needed.
Ha, nice, Jon. Was wondering how long you were gonna PMS.
This thing seems to have pretty much come and gone while I was out makin' dollaz, but I'm curious...Desert Dan, do you actually know who did the retrobolting? Not asking for names/calling out, just curious if you saw the hardware+got it out of there, or if there was dialogue involved with Mr/Mrs. Hiltigun beforehand/afterward.