Ok, so my last comment was a bit alarmist, I agree. But, I still don't think it makes for a great spectator sport. Now I admit I have never been to an actual event. However, as I struggle to watch more than a few minutes on TV/online before being bored I figured I could save the entrance fee. I don't have any particularly strong feelings about it and I certainly wouldn't block it. I am curious as to how many people who climb feel strongly about it.
But Nikalas, I can't see how top roping any route, regardless of how easy it is, is good or should be advocated. It just spoils that route by making it polished for when people learn to lead and then have a scary time on what should be a straight forward climb... but really, that is just me getting off topic. Sorry.
I do stand by my comment about indoor and outdoor climbing being two very different things!
Alcool a bruler you can get in any big supermarket in FRance. They usually have quite extensive chemical sections with a lot of different stuff (should be close to the white spitit, big white square plastic bottles normally)