dustonian wrote:I agree.
Truly "climbing" whatever grade means onsighting it... everything else reeks of elderly ball sweat and desperation. And if you must train to excel or give climbing some semblance of meaning, please do so quietly and in private. The rest of us are trying to have fun & you're making us look like a bunch of uptight jock types.
The beauty of climbing is that we can all take away from it what we want.
If it is training and climbing to a personal best (ie chasing grades), great.
Maybe it is doing as many beautiful lines as possible.
For others, it is the fun of just being outside with friends.
Whatever, it is all good. What I don't get is why people get this attitude that what ever "their reason" for climbing is, is the better one. No need to go around putting other people's motives for climbing down, unless you are insecure about yours.