3. Trad climbing builds certain skills, and the climber who has those skills is more equipped to make correct decisions in future situations because they are a good climber.
I will change the end of that phrases because good sport climber is better than a good trad climber in a sport route.
if you read the text on Heuristic clue: "The familiarity heuristic is the tendency to believe that our behavior is correct to the extent that we will have done it before (McCammon, 2002). (http://www.snowpit.com/articles/traps%20reprint.pdf
). You will be able to describe some short cut that the brain learned when a climber begin to climb.
In sport, you learn that it is safe: clip the bolt and you are out of danger
In trad, we learn that it is dangerous: protect yourself. In doing that, a long process happen. what if I fall, what happen if I hit the ledge, what can I do to avoid hitting the ledge. All those question need time to learn and it is why a trad climber will climb at lower grade than a sport climber after two years.
The process of learning familiarity heuristic is longer and we are more adapt to remote area, where many new people on climbing want to go. It should be learn before doing sport or bouldering to be a real reflex.
3. Trad climbing builds certain skills, and the climber who has those skills is more equipped to make correct decisions in future situations where the risk of accident need more than just clipping a bolt