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Armando Menocal, Access Fund on Enormocast


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other · · San Diego, CA · Joined Apr 2006 · Points: 15

Interesting listening to Armando Menocal, co founder of Access Fund. He was interviewed on podcast Enormocast.

He shined a lot of light on the past crazy land managers and other people including some climbers that wanted to ban all climbing, or all fixed anchors-including bolts, chains, slings, fixed pins etc. 

Some just wanted to ban rap or power drill bolting.  

That includes some American Alpine Clubbers.

He mentioned the Newspeak perversion of the English word "ethic" which was misinterpreted as climbing style.

That morphing of the word was used to cast moral judgements on people that climbed or bolted in a different style then the judger.


Scott M. McNamara · · Tucson, Arizona · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 55
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Fixed Hardware: Bolts & Anchors
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