I concur with “Silence: A Tragedy” [ climbing. com/
unsentsilence]— whether the article is spoof or not, there is no place for bolts when there are good natural placements. Further, I agree that Adam Ondra, despite his amazing athleticism and dedication, is dumbing down the rock. Surely people who want to engage in pre- bolted lines, often with preset biners, have to be allowed to create these strange efforts. However, such hardware should not be placed where chockstones and/ or even pitons allow for safe passage.
There is inherent in the heritage of climbing an unspoken but pervasively recognized expectation of leaving the rock as unscathed as possible. This is to maintain a semblance of norms for how to honorably create and climb routes, but moreover to preserve the aesthetics of the rock.