/ Women trad climbers needed!!!
You might get more responses with a thread title indicating that you are after ice climbers
Is it a problem that there are so few?
> You might get more responses with a thread title indicating that you are after ice climbers
But that might only attract ice climbers. Shirley she wants to know why women who do the usual climby stuff don't then progress to ice climbing? Whereas for their male counterparts trad climbing is a gateway activity that leads to ice climbing and ultimately, if untreated, dry tooling.
Good point (made clearer by my actually doing Sally's survey)
> But that might only attract ice climbers. Shirley she wants to know why women who do the usual climby stuff don't then progress to ice climbing? Whereas for their male counterparts trad climbing is a gateway activity that leads to ice climbing and ultimately, if untreated, dry tooling.
Mind you the survey is also for male climbers, so this thread is in any case biasing things as the thread title may only attract women...hmm
ie do you have the initial data to say there are few?
It is possible to base a study on observations as well.
But I agree that the questionaire needs to be targetting to both genders in order that the sample data contains enough male and female climber to compare against. While there are in general less women climbers than men, you need to compare men progressing from rock into winter against women progressing from rock into winter to be able to make any real analysis.
If you question 50 women climbers and 20% of them progress into winter - what does that mean in relation to everyone else? it might be only 20% of men progress into winter as well but as there is a larger male population in rock climbing (only in my observations) then there would be a larger population of male winter climbers.
Personal anecdote. I trad lead (up to about HS/VS). Ice climbing doesn't attract me. I regard it as more risk than I am comfortable with.
That isn't quite right is it? I know loads of men who have trad climbed for years but don't ice climb.
Done. But sorry, I ice climb too :)
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