In case you forgot how much fun you had at the Whips n Clips rope competition at Summit Grapevine on Jan. 26th, well, HERE'S A REMINDER! Thanks to Levi Millerborg and Seth Johnson for the video!
As I illustrated in my previous post on the history of many climbing terms, climbing's past isn't the neat, sensible topic you'd read in a history book. Our ancestors were a nutty bunch, inventing words and gear on the fly, with little thought as to how much they were affecting the future of climbing, they were so into the now. Without these brave, often impulsive souls making the sport into what they wanted, we would not have many of the gear and phrases we readily have access to today.