When you bail, you have all this extra water that you spent all this energy to bring up there. If there’s a nice ledge on the route, then the ethics are that you leave the water, because it may save someone later. But if there’s no ledges on the route, you don’t leave bottles of water on the ground at the base, because that’s littering, and water at the base isn’t going to save anyone. So this is what you do with extra water.

When you bail, you have all this extra water that you spent all this energy to bring up there. If there's a nice ledge on the route, then the ethics are that you leave the water, because it may save someone later. But if there's no ledges on the route, you don't leave bottles of water on the ground at the base, because that's littering, and water at the base isn't going to save anyone. So this is what you do with extra water.

When you bail, you have all this extra water that you spent all this energy to bring up there. If there's a nice ledge on the route, then the ethics are that you leave the water, because it may save someone later. But if there's no ledges on the route, you don't leave bottles of water on the ground at the base, because that's littering, and water at the base isn't going to save anyone. So this is what you do with extra water.

When you bail, you have all this extra water that you spent all this energy to bring up there. If there’s a nice ledge on the route, then the ethics are that you leave the water, because it may save someone later. But if there’s no ledges on the route, you don’t leave bottles of water on the ground at the base, because that’s littering, and water at the base isn’t going to save anyone. So this is what you do with extra water.

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