On 13/02/2013 nmonteith wrote:
>Just pointing out that the attraction of the old and tradional isn't going
>to be attractive to everyone. Humans are programmed to continue pushing
>into new places, developing new inventions and extracting from nature.
>It is one of the reasons we are such a successful species. I don't totally
>agree with a lot of 'progress' in the modern world, but I don't have my
>head in the sand. The world is changing every day - climbing will change
>with it. Have a think about the world you were born into - for me the late
>70s. Obviously there has been vast changes in every aspect of life - why
>should you expect that climbing world would be excluded from this change?
>My great aunt died a few months back - she was 101. When she was born the
>aero plane didn't exist. Neither did the modern car. Or the phone. Or computers.
>Or nylon. Or bolted easy routes.
So, back then, she obviously used the French grading system.