Looks like it is coming back with a new young crew. As a matter of fact I think there has been a new resurgence and appreciation of the old ways. I know in the black hills there is a strong crew that is putting up new ground up routes of extreme difficulty using clean gear and hand drilling on lead when necessary. I am sure hundreds of routes have been put up that way in the last decade after very few going in that way in the 90ís and early 2000ís. Lots of routes were going in just not in that pure old school style.
Aidanís dad was one of those putting up the hardest limestone routes and boulder problems in the black hills in the 90ís so I am giving a big shout out to Greg.