Worst 20th century climbing phenomenons

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Jody

Mountain climber
Templeton, CA
Nov 18, 2004 - 07:29pm PT
Mick K, you're right, weekends off are a definite rarity for me, as are holidays.
Ted Shred

climber
deep inside the green room
Nov 18, 2004 - 07:33pm PT
gyms
Kofi Donny Annan

climber
darkest of africa
Sep 3, 2010 - 12:24am PT
oh my bump
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
USA Carson city Nev.
Sep 3, 2010 - 12:26am PT
the loss of many great areas due to access issues and bolting...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 3, 2010 - 12:56am PT
The worst 20th Century climbing phenomenon? Gotta be aid climbing.
OfBlinkingThings

Boulder climber
Jacksonville, Fl
Sep 3, 2010 - 01:03am PT
The death of "Ground up"
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Sep 3, 2010 - 01:30am PT
Pad People.
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Sep 3, 2010 - 01:31am PT
lycra
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 3, 2010 - 01:51am PT
Ghost! shut yer mouf! ;)
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Sep 3, 2010 - 02:00am PT
Bad tatted, pierced, shirtless, beenie wearing, pad people , milling about like zombies, yelling, "do it dude!" and 'send".
Ugh!
MisterE

Social climber
Bouncy Tiggerville
Sep 3, 2010 - 02:02am PT
Climbing access-sensitive formations, and bringing a video crew.

I also agree with OfBlinkingThings.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Sep 3, 2010 - 02:03am PT
internet forums
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Sep 3, 2010 - 02:07am PT
^^^

Luckily, ST didn't get going until September 2001.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 3, 2010 - 02:12am PT
Once again, I think Jstan nails it. I would only add that there are a few that can or have, pulled it off. That climbing means something, but usually at best, it's a part of a bigger, better something.
jstan

climber
Sep 3, 2010 - 02:44am PT
I deleted my post. Upon looking at it a second time it seemed irrelevant.

Edit:

Sorry about that. I'll try and fix the error.

Many of the things we are doing are caused by a subliminal or conscious expectation that climbing is important in the grand scheme. It isn't. What we do has effects but they are pretty generally located only in the mind of the climber.

If we simply stopped thinking the clouds will part on our command because of something we did on the rock, a lot of good things would follow.

I felt it was irrelevant to say this because I have no expectation good can come from it being said.

My apologies W.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Sep 3, 2010 - 03:37am PT
O.K. great. Leave me hanging, I've had worse. I still think you had a good point, irrelevant as it may seem.
Frogjamm

Trad climber
San Francisco
Sep 3, 2010 - 05:12am PT
20th century? I'd say the nadir was the advent of technical roped climbing.

Oh, and then it went downhill.
Richard

climber
Bend, OR.
Sep 3, 2010 - 09:19am PT
The stick clip
....and stick clipping
Disaster Master

Sport climber
Arcata / Santa Rosa, CA
Sep 3, 2010 - 09:36am PT
Can't we all just smoke a bong.... er , I mean get along?

This thread is starting to sound like the late 80's, early 90's in climbing. That, or my family reunion.
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
SoCal
Sep 3, 2010 - 10:31am PT
Those dirty Hippies, who was that now.... Bridwell, Long & Westbray? Long hair, drugs, and...fast climbing.

Belay devices, starting with the Stich plate by Salewa.

Crash pads...now I'm tearing at the last few gray hairs on my head.
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