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Alex Honnold Soloing Heaven (5.12d) – Climber’s Cut

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Stefano Ghisolfi – Ground Zero (5.14d)

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Petzl RocTrip 2014 – Ep3 – Macedonia

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Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Climbing Mecca Extension (5.14b)

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The Answer Is Yes

Question posed to Climbing.com’s “Answer Man”:

Clipping your toenails in the middle of the gym is totally disgusting—am I right?

Answer from me:  of course you are right.  The fact that this is even a question does not speak well for the way some people comport themselves at the climbing gym.

And speaking of the way people comport themselves at the gym, what is going on with all the people at the gym and their bare feet?  Maybe I’m out of touch with what’s cool because the gym I grew up in had a policy against people walking around in bare feet, but here in Boulder there is literally no safe place in the gym from people walking around without footwear.  Whether it’s in between climbs, in the weight room or, yes, in the bathroom, you’re bound to see someone with no shoes on.  In the rope climbing areas I’d estimate that over 75% of the people not climbing are hanging out with no shoes on.

I asked about this situation on Twitter some months back and the majority of respondents disagreed with my get off my lawn mentality, but I stand by it:  get off my lawn put some damn shoes on!

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Paris La Nuit

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