/ Lessons to learn from climbers.

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L Slackboot 10 Jan 2020

I thought this when I was out for a run this morning. Am I on to something or talking bollo@#s? 

In general the climbing community really look after the things they are interested in. ie rocks,crags,cliffs etc. Despite the occasional person telling fibs or 'creatively brushing',  this unregulated and anarchistic community have come to a shared understanding about the need to take care of what they love.

   Wouldn't it be something if the international community could learn from this when it comes to looking after the big rock we all live on. 

   

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subtle 10 Jan 2020
In reply to Slackboot:

dry tooling?

wilkie14c 10 Jan 2020
In reply to Slackboot:

Nice thought but the USA would bolt the planet

L Slackboot 10 Jan 2020
In reply to subtle:

> dry tooling?

Theres so much inuendo in dry tooling its unbelievable.

Tom V 10 Jan 2020
In reply to wilkie14c:

..and the rest of the world would lambast them for it but clip the bolts, anyway.

Pursued by a bear 10 Jan 2020
In reply to Slackboot:

> Theres so much inuendo in dry tooling its unbelievable.

I greatly prefer tool drying. Much more satisfying.

T.

L Slackboot 10 Jan 2020
In reply to wilkie14c:

> Nice thought but the USA would bolt the planet

Maybe Greta Iceberg will chop the bolts.

NathanP 10 Jan 2020
In reply to Slackboot:

One of the things that always strikes me is that climbers (generally) accept responsibility for personal choices and their consequences more than the general population. Every time I see or hear an ambulance chasing "you could be due compensation" advert, I think of this.

Also the belief that: yes, I am my brother's keeper - at least if that brother has fallen off and needs some help, even if that means giving up your own objectives for the day. 

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DaveHK 10 Jan 2020
In reply to Slackboot:

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> In general the climbing community really look after the things they are interested in. ie rocks,crags,cliffs etc. 

We fly and drive an awful lot.

Alyson 10 Jan 2020
In reply to Slackboot:

Lessons to learn from climbers:

An awkward thrutch is still better than nothing.

L Slackboot 10 Jan 2020
In reply to DaveHK:

> We fly and drive an awful lot.

It is as I feared...I'm talking boll@%. 😞


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