Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 20, 2019 - 09:42pm PT
"It became a facile put-down for people with almost no connection to the history of the endeavor they engage in to complain about all the old farts reminiscing, that while engaging in context-free arguments using terms they barely understand."
I was talking to a friend about all the old fart bashing and it dawned on me that some of the really classic Apron climbs, like Tightrope, are so out there especially on the mental side that the only people who can discuss them are the old farts who sacked up and did them. Does anybody do a climb like Tightrope these days?
The weirdo climbing culture is still out there, alive and well. Just hidden among the clean-cut, by the book gym people. Still some dirty, dope smokin hippies, pushing themselves mentally and otherwise.
This place has never been dominated by noobs, but itís fully the culture over there - most significant difference I see.
And limping made a similar remark as well. They don't take too well to Old Dad wisdom. Millenial driven and a new age dawning......*sigh*. Ethics?......hell, throw that out the window over there. Barely approachable or completely ignorant. Don't get me started about the positive wave in discussing retro-bolting.