True about Dick and Rich beings stewards - maybe the Access Fund or some big gear company SHOULD consider sponsoring them... After all, the best climber is the one having the most fun and all...

And, what OF the young ones coming up? What ARE their "mentors" teaching them? We had some pretty good boulderers disregard sensitive areas a few years ago, which resulted in an "area closed to bouldering" response.

I just think a company could do a lot of good by sponsoring some people who make it part of their program to educate against a "scorched earth" policy when developing areas working problems, and I don't see it happening. That's all