A blog post about a blog post, of course said blog post agreeing with earlier blog post. Just a bunch of bloggin bouldering babblers...
I find it weak that James does something as ridiculous as washing off midnight lightning bolt, posts in his blog about it, throws a link immediately to supertopo and then does not respond or explain himself properly. What gives James, seriously? Don't you feel any shame in removing it? Sure its been removed before, but by the gods (weather). Are you comparing yourself to a god? I think your being a dramatic little diva and whatever image you were looking to create through this endeavour has surely gone tits up.
And then when the first ascentionist asks him about it, he babbles on like a moron and Kauk couldn't make any sense of it.
Thought about starting a blog just about that post...Seriously
If you don't/can't send like Bachar, Reardon, Osman, Gullich, Edlinger, Potter, and Honnold...Guess what your just like the rest of us and don't deserve to have a blog unless it is about "the ordinary average JAMES climber"
Your ticket that said "failure to crush" should have cited you for "failure to dream" as well
That's messed up! The bolt being there didn't bother Anyone except you, and for those of us who have lived in Yosemite, it is (or WAS) a part of the climbing history. What made you think you had the right to do that?? Of course you erased it in the middle of the night because a ton of people would have yelled at you otherwise. Leave public things alone, they're not yours to change regardless of your opinion about them. I wouldn't brag about this next time you're in the valley or anytime you're around climbers, you've definitely pissed a lot of people off.
I must say it is quite self serving to have erased this, even if it had been redrawn many times. I myself loved being there next to the bolt the first time I was in The Valley. It drew a connection with the past generations to the present. I have respect for that.
I suggest you, James, show up during peak climbing season, hang out on the bridge and start bragging about how you took it upon yourself to scrub off the lighting bolt. See what kind of reaction you get in person not on your interwebblog!