'A women’s climbing group objected to my comment on Twitter that muscled women athletes are not at all feminine and are just ‘women competing for death, illness, decline and warring factions - all the fine attributes of the male preserve’.'
Interesting stuff from JR on Myths, woman climbers and why climbing clubs suck!
In reply to Seldom Seen Slim: Interesting is one way of describing it. I couldn't finish Colonists Out. I tried again and again but the pages fell out of the badly-bound book like the logic from Redhead's arguments. Jeez, his climbs speak to me but his words; arghhhh; they're drivel.
In reply to eroica64: You must have had a dodgy copy, mine is perfect. He's one of the most inpirational climbers there's ever been, and his art is tough stuff too. If you don't like to be challenged or questioned on your motives then you'll probably struggle to get what he says.
> Climbing needs organised competition like grit needs bolts.
I'd certainly agree with that - but is that what he's saying here? I just couldn't figure it out.
(I also had no idea what the 'Colonists Out' reference was. But from postings here, now gather it's the name of his book. How are we supposed to know just by reading the referenced blog? Is this whole thing some kind of treasure hunt?)