Ant. \"This axe-grinding must take place privately.\" What are you talking about? These are opinions being expressed in public. Pearls before swine. Thats what a forum is. Thousands of 2c make a forum. Take a look at http://www.rockandice.com
. No 2c s' = no forum.
\"I feel embarrassed on behalf of the climbing community (or those you shove their 2c on this forum) when I read stuff like this.\" Don't read it then. Switch off your computer. Nobody is forcing you to read it Ant. There are at least 40 million in SA who don't. But you want to read it. Maybe its your way to deal with some kind of grief, anger insecurity.
Please grow up. Thanks I will...one day.