I tend to have a simple, direct mind on this sort of thing:There is no excuse, ever, for a climber to sue if they get hurt. I don't care if a piece of equipment fails, someone chucks a rock off the top, anything. you are assuming the risk of injury or death, period, and the risk to access is too great to ever justify it.
I just agree totaly with you. But if you read in the injuries, medical, training section, the post on entire route collapse, ther is a guy who climb there thinking that the place was safe and decide not to climb any more.
What I want to say is if you are a trad climber, you learn to protect your ass before making 5.11 move. In a gym, you go for it. some new bye go to there limit to climb hard and don't have the same appreciation of the danger than us. Leading 5.7 when you climb 5.10 in a gym is easy and dangerous. Climbing 5.7 when you follow 5.8 in the mountain is hard and safe.
When they sold climbing in a school class, they want some think safe. Children under eighteen, thirty some times, don't have the judgement to take the responsability of doing a dangerous sport, the responsability of an acccident. I wrote a post previously on the level of danger. The answer of some peole are very different than the one that was said in that post...and some are long time climber.
The idea that climbing is safe if you learn correctly is totaly false. Climbing is safe if you have the good attitude, at a good moment and with the good physical condition. I know some guide who still teach that mentality. When I climb with Base it is one of the think that I appreciate as he have a very good appreciation of the danger and respect the cliff.
"Solid as a rock: who ever coined that never climb"