Poll and discussion to follow. What do you think?
IMO helmets are the norm now for road biking, mountain biking, alpine skiing, ice climbing, and for the most part trad climbing.
I feel sport climbers, young & old, do not have a healthy “helmet culture” and lives are lost because of it.
Modern helmets are light enough and comfortable enough to not really inhibit your 5.12 climbing right?
While I think adults have a right to choose (love living in NH for that reason; see seatbelt and motorcycle helmet laws), I don’t think it is responsible for a parent to allow a child to rock climb outdoors without setting the standard that helmets should be worn...
OK, chime in!