Arizona Climbing Appreciation thread


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Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Nov 25, 2018 - 01:49pm PT
A little bit of respect goes a long way among adventure climbers so, yes, I love the new crew and what they are all about. Through Geir I have been able to meet most of the Tucson Tigers and stay connected with what is going on in AZ. Many of my routes have only a handful of bolts so every party that does them gets to experience the climbing much as we did on the FA. So many bolts have shown up that the quality of the climbing experience on some of these routes has diminished quite a bit which is sad. Far too many unnecessary bolts in the Stronghold these days and even older climbers visiting there for the first time say so.
We weren't necessarily visionaries BITD, more like adherents to a style of climbing that demanded the best from our own efforts, expecting the same from those that came after us.

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
May 22, 2019 - 01:26pm PT
Thought I'd bump this thread one last time. One of my favorites!

mike m

Trad climber
black hills
May 30, 2019 - 07:59pm PT
Gona miss this one even though I havenít seen it in years. This is so stupid they are throwing all this away. Burning their own legacy that we all built freely and willingly for over a decade in my case. The test doesnít mean much without the pics. I jokingly said I posted others photos and would continue but 99% were mine and I loved sharing rather than just having all this sit on my hard drive. Oh well!!

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
May 30, 2019 - 08:46pm PT
As with all good runs, things eventually pass out of some realm we once deemed important. New things become more so.

Moving on with grace is the best we can do.

Maybe it will be remembered, maybe it won't - the singular effort of the share at the moment, the surge of memories and stoke - it matters.

All things pass.

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