03-20-2017, 07:22 PM
Yes, but nobody uses this clumsy term with regard to the roofers. Some people started to use the term "free climbing" to oppose it to aid climbing. The latter is when you, for example, stick a cam in a crack and use it as a hold. And they started to use the term "free climbing" to describe the ascent when you do not use artificial aids as holds but still use them and a rope for safety. And there came the term "free solo" which describes real free climbing.
This technicalities present no interest for a political forum. The interesting thing is the vicious hatred which some elements feel towards free climbers. The following quotes are from the comments posted to this free climbing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1AAluDti04