You raise a good point Ron. The surfing industry went through this very same problem.
Spots kept getting named in media. Finally, somehow, they wised up and stopped naming new fresh spots.
The climbing industry should follow suit. Publish the photos and stories, but don't name the spots(unless they're obvious and already trampled). If one wants it bad enough, they'll be able to find their way there.
Also, when are the rags gonna have an issue about ecology, preservation and how NOT to be a d#@&%ebag in nature?
Wise management is so rare it needs to be widely acknowledged where it is found.
Back in the early seventies the Mohonk Preserve asked that outlying outcrops in the Gunks not be included in guidebooks. And that the Shawangunks not be frequently featured in topical media. Their requests were met with cooperation.
Sometimes I think we are killing our lives and making them shallow with our concentration on single issues. Yesterday one poster was thinking of the Gunks only in terms of climbing. A very common response.
Yet the most magical experience I had in that place involved a midnight run on the carriage roads during a light rain. Even the trees seemed alive.