[please envision my mottled, liver-spotted face flushed and red; spittle flecking my keyboard as I type this.]
Token, angry old man here. Please read this fantastically researched and obviously un-biased article on climbing and climbers.
There are so many things to complain about re: this article that I can barely spell.
How many boulderers do you know that wantonly dispose of their pads by chucking them into the woods?
And how many rock climbers, gym-rat or not, do you know that would honestly ask why the rocks aren’t clean for you?
At this point, I can only grasp the edge of my desk, breathing deeply to hold off the almost certain cessation of my heart’s essential functions.