I've had the pleasure of climbing in Quebec with some natives in the tre blant area and they seemed fine. Hell, it was a mixed bolted and traditional crag. Everyone seemed cool. Neat little crag too.
Yes we have very good climber and cliff too. One of my climbing partner for a while was a sport climber who climbed with Louis Babin, a name that many american climber know. He like to do sport route on bolt and it is fun to climb with him, althought my hands was not strong enought because carpal tunel problem.
The fact is that, because our trad season are short, three months, most climber are sport climber. We had three death this year
, and the climbing community in quebec is not so important. We are seven millions of people and a very small part of them climb...and less of them trad climb.
We can say that an avalanche is impredictable, we can say that lightning doesn't happen often, we can say that at la pomme d'or the guy felt for...
When you dig to find an answer, you find that the ethic is often the reason of it. The year before, in Quebec, we also have two or three death!!!
You talk about torture because I asked you to write sport ethic question in sport section. I talk about death, I talk for a parent who don't understand what happened to her child, death in a climbing accident because they don't stay tie in to the anchor in a portaledge. She listened to those people.. I prefer to stop