TM, two the very first boulderers in the Gunks, though not so active in bouldering today, have more than proven themselves as stewards of the land, and in conservation, messieurs Williams, and Goldstone among many others.

As I watch the bouldering crews amble by, I don't ask who the "mentor" is, but I would easily guess there's a top dog, sharing what he or she knows with the new folks.

What IG did in the video is reprehensible, no doubt about that, and I'm sure the vast majority of boulderers will be just as shocked and disgusted by it as are the rest of us. Let's hope that this video and the public response is a lesson to all and that in some way it influences future behavior for the better.