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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."

That about encapsulates it, right there.

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
May 20, 2019 - 11:31pm PT
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?
Delhi Dog

Good Question...
May 21, 2019 - 12:17am PT
First thread I clicked on over there was woot boy blathering away...uh, no thanks

Trad climber
mill valley
May 21, 2019 - 12:19am PT
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.

Trad climber
Tribal Base Camp (Riverkern Annex)
May 21, 2019 - 07:39am PT
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.

Sad to see ST slowly dying.

I miss the days of OUCH. :.(
Jon Beck

Trad climber
May 21, 2019 - 08:51am PT
Woot boy is the elder statesman of the millenials. Nuff said

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2019 - 10:42am PT
Does anybody do a climb like Tightrope these days?

Sure, but they're not posting on MP. They're out on the sharp end. And they're probably not sitting in a cubicle, either.
jeff constine

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Ao Namao
May 22, 2019 - 07:22pm PT
More like boring
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