Jacob Smith has an obligatory climbing blog. He firmly believes that climbing is about people climbing things, no more and no less. It is not a sport, it is not a war, it is not a glorious quest. It is a mildly absurd, largely self-defeating, enterprise in which people enjoy themselves through fear and masochism.
He also believes the following things,
The wilderness is the real world, civilization is a well designed zoo.
The greatest living writers are Cormac McCarthy, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Friedrich Nietzsche.
The greatest living climbers are the one’s having the least fun and still doing it anyways.
Randall Munroe is the voice of our generation.
Burritos are the platonic ideal to which all food aspires.