Climbing is growing. Personally, I think growth in climbing is a good thing. If climbing didn’t grow–I wouldn’t be climbing and you wouldn’t be climbing.
Not too long ago it was announced that climbing wasn’t short listed for the Olympics in 2020. The comments ensued–most climbers didn’t care if climbing was in the Olympics or not. Generally, they saw it as a great thing. Arguing that kind of attention on climbing would result in unwanted increased traffic at the crags and environmental impact.