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Platforms are part of the climbing future
OffLine 8a.nu
  2018-10-19 00:00:00    
SA Mountain report that platforms at the base of Montgu have been built and that more are coming. It seems such platforms are coming all over the place in order to increase access. Such initiatives will increase the facility to the gym rats and families to try out climbing outdoors.

At the same time we see more hikes being comfortized as well as more via ferrata etc. Climbing is booming and the society is starting to understand that climbing, especially outdoors, have a great impact on public health. With Tokyo 2020, most probably what we see in order to lower the first step to get outdoors climbing, is just the beginning.
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OnLine Philipp Möller
  2018-10-19 11:45:09    
While they are comfortable, the main purpose of platforms is to minimize erosion at the base of the crag . The same goes for hardened trails.

This isn't too make nature more comfortable but to protect it from long time damage by increased use. 

Have a look at https://www.accessfund.org/open-gate-blog/americas-deteriorating-climbing-areas for more information. 

OffLine rai
  2018-10-20 00:28:08    
Too much people, and thanks to olympic circus it is going to be worse...