Paul is not a hypocrite by asking the GCC to work on the Nears issue. His land, as he has stated, is not closed to climbing, but merely requires that you ask permission of the land owner. Seems to me that is a pretty fair balance of protecting his land owner rights while at the same time being generous to the outdoor recreation community. I don't see how asking someone for permission to use something that is theirs is an imposition.

As far as your "idea" for new elections, thats quite a contribution to the climbing community. You sat at your keyboard and told everyone on a website that you think there should be elections. That is really putting yourself out there and really giving of yourself. New elections is not an idea, but merely a way for you to spout off instead of actually doing something. If this is so important to you then go to meetings, participate in a meaningful way and contribute to solving real issues.