While trad climbing is most rabidly pursued in Great Brittan, it is, in fact, quite popular throughout the world, from Greenland to Antarctica. Brits tend to think that they are the only traddies because they all-too-often engage in violence against the development of sport climbing in Brittan. (At the same time they are more than happy to go clip bolts in France, Spain and the States.) There are rock climbers all over the world climbing damn hard routes on gear who would object to this sort of parochial attitude. I, on the other hand, object, even though I only climb rather easy routes on gear.