Yeah--I don't really get it when folks get defensive when something is thoughtfully pointed out as incorrect and when the person pointing it out obviously isn't trying to make them look bad.
I learned to climb through a Mountaineers climbing course and a good number of the volunteer instructors weren't that great of rock climbers. Many preferred glacier climbing or weren't in that great of shape--they could hike a long ways with a heavy pack but not a lot more. But they were incredibly knowledgable about gear and equipment safety (many worked in mountain S&R).
I guess it just taught me to get comfortable asking for help from anyone regardless of their ability. For example, there were a couple of older ladies who could barely make it up a 5.7 but they understood the physics of anchor placement better than 99% of folks.
(This post was edited by Jeff on Dec 3, 2013, 12:32 AM)
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(Owner) on Dec 3, 2013, 12:32 AM