Friday, June 26, 2009

Trad Climbing A Lost Art?

Most new climbers are climbing sport or bouldering, according to this article. It’s easy to see why. There are some good tips here for leading climbs as well as a discussion of the number of rock climbers.

“Trad climbing has lost some of its appeal, or is a smaller blip on the radar. I still know plenty of folks that prefer trad, but there was a day when there was only trad. Trad climbing may be analogous to a lost culture. In fact, it is a culture within a culture, and as with the loss of any culture, it’s inevitable that knowledge specific to that culture is also lost.”

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