Do we not all mentor even as we just climb? If I just do rather than say does my second not learn?
I agree with you...even if you can be a mentor in trad or a mentor in sport. One time I had hard time on a slab, I made a traverse. My partner arrive in the move and look at me. You know, he had a smile like a young bear looking at a piknik basket. A face saying...I am going to show you some thing dude.
indeed, I learned some think that I looking for for years. How to stay in balance on a slab when you walk up.
conclusion: if you take a sport climbing mentor, he will bring you on thing as good as bolt protect route: no falling aspiration for you
If you take a trad climber mentor, you are going to shit in your pants at the begining as he take all the responsbility of your security. After two years, you will bring other people on trad climbing and it is just at that moment that you are going to understand that your skill is beter suit for any remote route.
If a beginer know the diffference, he can make his own choice. If there is leader of 5.8 to 5.10, he will find a mentor for trad. If we leaved the place to sport climber...any think will be so scary that we will have to place bolt every where.