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Bouldering Crash Pad Questions from Tourists

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It still surprises me how frequently I get questions and comments about my crash pad from “tourists” while bouldering. Jon McCartie has a great essay discussing these often humorous exchanges.

Son: â??Look dad! Look at the rock climbers!â?
Dad: â??Yeah, son â?? theyâ??re practicing their rock climbing.â? (No, sir! This is rock climbingâ?¦ my goal is not to get strong for aid climbing.

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