asmrz wrote:Rick, I don't guide, never have, never will. My partners are not clients, I don't need to safeguard myself from any of my seconds. Guiding is totally different animal, one that I have no interest in, nor appreciation of. I don't need to aggresively advertise my services on any public forum either. Enough said.
Thanks for the kind word Alois.... Interestingly a total mis-perception you continue to have Alois. Typical.
Had you read the posts, you would have seen that I am advertising a safe proactive stance in anchor building as well as belaying in all situations. BTW, Hip belays Alois are a thing of the past.
Appears that you have never had to lower a regular (NON CLIENT) partner on a regular trad/alpine muti-pitch route after getting nailed by rockfall or suffering an injury while on lead etc. Being always prepared for self rescue is critical to survival in the BC when pushing bold FA's or stout stiff high graded trad routes. To even consider and condone anything less, is naive at best.
Unlike you Alois, I make a point to proactively SAFE GUARD myself and anyone that ties into a rope with me, regardless whom that may be, on each and every climb I partake in. All my self-rescue scenarios (5) have been with my regular climbing partners and not one client. They were from environmental incidents (3 from Rock and Ice Fall while following) and (2) lead fall injury, that curtailed the climb and necessitated lowering them, safely, to the deck. Utilizing a Direct Belay on a regular basis allows me to be prepared for such event when it occurs.
For someone of your stature to not understand this proactive safety protocol mindset for all climbing situ's, is alarming at best. Again, maybe you have been fortunate in your climbing history to not have any ill fated event occur that entailed getting yourself and your partner down safely while your injured partner was incapacitated or unable to assist in the procedure.
Had you in fact ever had to do so, you most assuredly would not have produced such a demeaning and unnecessary disrespectful response.
Talk about misdirected chest beating....whatever Alois.