7 07 2008

By now you’ve probably noticed that this blog has centered more on the informative than on the editorial. While I’m sure that there will be times where I’ll meander off into a rant of some form or another, the main reason is that I want this blog to be accommodating to everyone who enjoys climbing.

There’s already enough attitude in the climbing realm: self-absorbed grade chasers, superfluous rock spiritualists, money-grubbing capitalists, cutthroat mountaineers, vapid fashionistas, irreverant but humorous magazine editors, and many more.

Don’t get me wrong. There are ideologues in each of these communities who have made great contributions to the climbing world, but I think we’d be better off if people would lose the over-zealous attitudes. If you climb for some specific reason, that’s fine, just don’t be such an ass about it.