An article on Outside magazine describes a first-time visit to VE in Mpls. She walked around
"...taking note of the hippie-ish, well-muscled climbers already clamoring up and across walls slanted outward from the floor like spider people."
Clamoring??? I think she means clambering.
The article reminds me that when reporters write about things I am familiar with, they usually get the details wrong. Such as her descriptions of "tar chips" on the floor and the "rubber holds" on the walls.
It still is fun to see the climbing gym through the eyes of a newbie.