It may not be "news", but it's fun and inspiring to read.
Which is a far cry from all the "silent bad-asses" who couldn't be bothered to share their joy.
A friend of mine did a big day of linkups in Vegas a few years back, got written up, and subsequently took some heat that it wasn't the first, the hardest, the cleanest, the ...... but y'know what? They had fun and shared it.
And frankly, I'd *rather* read about people doing stuff closer to my own level, routes I've climbed too, than read about how small the holds are on 5.16f.