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General Climbing Discussion

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Sport Climbing to be Prohibited in Tasmanian WHA 21-Jan-2015 At 7:13:04 PM Damo666
On 21/01/2015 The good Dr wrote:
>...t 'Trad climbing' is a bullshit term, made up after
>Choinard wrote his article about 'clean climbing' which essentially reflected
>various movements that were emerging around the world.


Chouinard's seminal article was in the 1972 Patagonia catalogue:

'Trad' had nothing to do with that, it was not used until years later, well into the 80s and was not popular in Australia until the 90s when many more routes became bolted as sport climbs, hence the need for a differentiation.
Plenty of definitions around:

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