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Apr 8, 2014
mojagear.com/journal/

Interested to hear viewpoints on this blog post. I personally found it poorly written and self centered. Furthermore, it concerned me that it seemed to imply indoor climbers shouldn't be bothered by outdoor ethics. Curious if I am reacting too harshly to this and what others think.
Kelly P
From The Bubble, CO
Joined Oct 31, 2011
13 points
Apr 8, 2014
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I'm having trouble finding the point of that post... Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Joined Aug 15, 2008
374 points
Apr 8, 2014
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Kelly P wrote:
Furthermore, it concerned me that it seemed to imply indoor climbers shouldn't be bothered by outdoor ethics. Curious if I am reacting too harshly to this and what others think.


I didn't get that from the article. Thought it was a whole lotta noise about nothing, though.
Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Joined Jul 11, 2008
143 points
Apr 8, 2014
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ethics are important. gym climbing is definitely fun, but it is not the pure experience that made humans climb to begin with... John Harkins
From Colorado
Joined Jun 5, 2011
16 points
Apr 8, 2014
this has nothing to do with ethics. he's just saying stop giving a shit what other people do with their time. D B
From Denver
Joined Apr 4, 2011
244 points
Apr 8, 2014
Wow, he used many, many words to say absolutely nothing. He trotted out lots of stereotypes, admitted they were stereotypes but defended them "for the purpose of this piece" and then never got around to any purpose whatsoever.

Guy can write a little bit, but he clearly can't think of anything worth writing.
Jamespio
Joined Sep 6, 2013
6 points
Apr 8, 2014
Outdoor climbing is climbing, gym and sport climbing is merely ascending. Kevinmurray
Joined Dec 20, 2012
5 points
Apr 8, 2014
Guy should ask for the $100K back that it took to educate him. marty funkhouser
Joined Dec 8, 2007
34 points
Apr 8, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper pitches on Crescent Tower, Bugaboos.
Jonathan Dull
From Boone, NC
Joined Mar 2, 2012
438 points
Apr 8, 2014
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Knowing the writer personally, I think his point is fairly straightforward: it really doesn't matter whether you prefer crushing plastic or granite, as long as you're being genuine with yourself and others. Climbing is a gift ... to each their own. Sander DiAngelis
From San Luis Obispo, CA
Joined Mar 22, 2013
26 points
Apr 9, 2014
Sander DiAngelis wrote:
Knowing the writer personally, I think his point is fairly straightforward: it really doesn't matter whether you prefer crushing plastic or granite, as long as you're being genuine with yourself and others. Climbing is a gift ... to each their own.

Lol sounds like you two share the same bong.

This is gold.
derpy blog wrote:
It is my strong opinion that Climbing has evolved past the boundaries of the Rocky Mountains and Sierra Nevadas

I was totally unaware that climbing occurred anywhere outside these two areas of the western united states. What an informative blog post.
Brad M
Joined Sep 30, 2012
0 points
Apr 9, 2014
^^^THat was funny! doug rouse
From Denver, CO.
Joined Apr 15, 2008
820 points
Apr 9, 2014
Brad M wrote:
This is gold. I was totally unaware that climbing occurred anywhere outside these two areas of the western united states. What an informative blog post.


I noticed that when I read it also. Has this guy ever actually left the west coast?

And, Sander Diangelis, if that was his point why didn't he write that? Instead, he's got 500 words of drivel, stereotypes, incomplete thoughts, and rationalizations, without a point.

The first trick to writing well is having a goal. A specific goal, not "I want to write about indoor and outdoor climbing." This is usually best expressed as "I want the reader to understand __________." Everyone who writes has written something unfocused, undirected and pointless. But most of us don't publish it on the internet for others to read.

To the OP, let this one go. The guy had no point, so there's no point in responding to it.
Jamespio
Joined Sep 6, 2013
6 points
Apr 9, 2014
Haha yes you guys are right. I only noticed it because it was being spread around the web and discussed as though it was some piece of literary gold! I thought it was poorly written and was unaware climbing required capitalization in every sentence. Learn something new everyday :) Kelly P
From The Bubble, CO
Joined Oct 31, 2011
13 points
Apr 9, 2014
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Now dumber
Adam B
From Wheat Ridge, CO
Joined Oct 14, 2008
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