Q & A

A brief Q&A to shed some light on this blog:

Q:  What is this blog about?

A:  Although this blog will deal with many topics, I intend the main focus to be bouldering in the central Maryland area.  While we have a couple of good printed guides to roped climbing in this area, most of the information about bouldering we have is what is listed on rockclimbing.com.  The problem descriptions are good, but they often lack pictures or good information on how to find them, leading to frustration when people visit bouldering areas and are unable to find what they're looking for.  I'd like to bridge that information gap a bit by posting more detailed descriptions of the areas, along with pictures that clearly show the problems and make people want to get out and climb them.

Q:  So who are you?

A:  Just a guy who spends a lot of time climbing.  Not a bad climber for our area, but there are plenty who are stronger than me.  If I pull some hard lines here and there, great, but what's most important to me is having a good time climbing and helping others experience that same enjoyment.  If this blog makes our local bouldering even a little more accessible, especially to newer climbers, I'll call it a success.

Q:  I just saw a post about your vacation.  Isn't this supposed to be about bouldering?

A:  Yes, and also no.  The main focus is on bouldering, mostly local but some in other areas.  But bouldering isn't the only thing I do.  I love climbing routes, I love hiking, and I love traveling.  If I do any of those things and feel like writing about it, this is where I'll do it.  If I feel like ranting about something, I'll do that here too.  It is a blog after all.

Q:  Why isn't my bouldering area covered?

A:  Although I'd eventually love to see information about the entire central Maryland region covered, that's going to take time.  Just to get things rolling, I've started with areas I climb a lot, and plan to move outward from there.  If there's something you would like to see included sooner, feel free to contact me.  There are also some areas I've still only visited a couple times and don't know much about the established problems, so I'd gladly take any help offered in sorting that information out.

Q:  Why did you do it like that?

A:  If you're confused by something, or have what you think is a better way to present information, by all means let me know.  I want to make this as user-friendly as possible, but am still learning my way around Blogger.  If you don't want to make a comment directly on the site, send me an email at robin.close@gmail.com