Did you ever feel like you could not do something with a rack? It is true that weight counts, turtles aren't made for flying.
Blue jeans weigh 26 oz without the rack. But if you are going to fall it might be better to wear leather.
But My Reindeer women's long underwear [6 oz] or men's camo tights [6 oz] weigh 26 oz with a rack of 12 biners and 24 small nuts and they are fairly comfortable. I could not find any reasonable tights, but a camo type design works well. It is best to shop for these in the fall.
So, you will not be flashing the harder climbs in jeans because they can already outweigh my pants with a rack. You will be falling off seconds sooner than you otherwise would. I guess it depends on what you are trying to accomplish. Climb hard and get the gear in, or look cool and fall off.
The Mohonk Mountain House and the Mohonk Preserve have done a great job protecting the environment thus far, but ... it's all down hill from here http://youtu.be/9AU8fMo8v4k.