Originally Posted By: donald perry

I stand behind what I said, it is not advisable, I would not admit it is wise to take minors rockclimbing. You can have some close calls. What do you think Rickster? Is it safe to take minors or groups of minors rockclimbing?

Yeah, you're missing the point here, comme toujours. You should be asking yourself this question. Oh, wait, you qualified it. As long as you have 30 years of experience and on an overhanging wall etc..Now, would that be 30 calendar years, or the '30 years of going to the crag everyday' thing that you keep droning on about?

I happen to think that you're largely correct, but as usual you paint with a big broad brush and then realize you need something a little finer. Or don't, because your own rules don't apply to you. Which is it?