Yeah, I've known that quote for decades.
Arena in latin is the plural form of "sand", a reference to the sands of the Coliseum.
Layton and I did our first desert climbs in CNM (the same 2 climbs!).
But even back in '76 there were problems with the rangers.
The Man just doesn't like seeing people go places in his turf where he can't; rubs his nose in his own inadequacies.
The "Meanwhile Back at the Ranch" thread was an eye opener and did sensitize me to just how uncommon our geek speak may be for no geeks.
Still a lightweight poster here because of that.
Russ was able to teach me a lot easier on the taco how to post photos nine years ago. Has it been made any easier here with dummy proof instructions and less than ten processes?