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The Eyrie, Mt Boyce retrobolted! Badly... 9-Jan-2017 At 9:31:40 AM garbie
On 8/01/2017 Macciza wrote:

>- they are probably gym-bred climbers with very little idea of the greater
>traditions and ethics involved in actual climbing..
>The ethic across most of the worlds climbing communities is that retrobolts
>get pulled out!

Hey Macca, you have a recurring theme of putting down your so called "gym climbers" or "gym-bred climbers". Pretty much anyone born in the 80's or later would have started climbing in a gym and could be described as gym-bred and as you know many have gone on to do great things on rock. I watched Axel Tritton come up through the junior ranks and I'm really impressed that he and people like him are such well-rounded climbers now, doing big walls, hard trad etc etc.

And amongst us oldies that started before gyms, there's always been ethical debates and so-called atrocities committed. You worked in a gym and enjoy climbing indoors occasionally, how about you live-and-let-live a bit?

If you have any suggestions of how to spread the word about climbing traditions and ethics among those who are just starting out who haven't climbed outdoors yet, let me know, I'd be keen to help out.


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