Quote Originally Posted by Van Huskey View Post
Funny you should mention that since in rock and mountain climbing climbers often eshew safety measures on purpose. In rock climbing climbing without rope (and/or other safety measures) is called free soloing and the feat of ticking off a climb in this manner is highly respected, the same way climbing 8000+ meter peaks is respected when you don't use supplemental oxygen.
LOL! I had a rock climbing friend once mentioned that the gum-soled shoes that are typically worn when rock climbing provide too much of an advantage. Apparently "real" rock climbing should be done bare foot.