Moab Rock Climbing Controversy

Any rock climbing fans out there? If so, I am sure you may have heard of the latest rock climbgin controversy regarding the famous Dean Potter and his decision to free climb Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Moab, UT. Lots of people are up in arms about the decision.
Why the outcry?
First, Delicate Arch has its name for a reason- its a fragile landmark with soft sandstone. It would be near impossible to climb the arch with causing some sort of surface scratches.
Second, he may have done it just for publicity and not for his "love of nature and spiritual attachment to the rocks" as he so puts it. Plenty of people saw his climb in Moab because he filmed it, with crew alread on top of the arch getting shots from various angles.

So you have mixed reviews, even from his closest friends and colleagues. What he did was not technically illegal (although it is now, since his climb). But was it morally right? Was it just a publicity stunt on a national landmark?

Outside magazine has a article on the whole controversy in Moab, and interviewed some friends and others involved. Click to read the "How Delicate was Dean?" in Moab article.