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From: Smoke Hole Canyon
May 16, 2008
Wow... it's like deja vu... this is JUST LIKE the event I submitted, sometime back in April... except that it has Andy's name on it... Oh, well... at least it got submitted.
Hope to see some of you folks there... maybe even the guy who almost copied my text from RC.com word for word when he posted the Franklin area on this website without including any route beta or mentioning it was private land...
Speaking of which, to better facilitate trailwork and hardware replacement, the main crag will be closed to climbing Saturday and Sunday, except for those participating in the actual work. Sorry, but it sucks to be trying to repair the trail and have a group walk right through your work every ten minutes, or trying to replace face bolts and/or top anchors and have some Falcon Press-totin' noob stand at the base and shout stupid questions about how soon yer gonna be done, Dhude.
(And before anyone starts snivelling about their rights, read the last line of the paragraph before again. This is private land. You don't have any rights.)
The River's Bend area will still be open, but you'll need to park on Lambert Hill Rd, just N of Franklin on 220, and walk in to use the Tyrolean. Don't f*ck around up at the cabin or you could cost everyone access (and I will hunt you down and throw you a beatin' til your mama won't know you if you do.)Don't block the road, change clothes, or do anything else stupid at this location... the main WV state trooper HQ is about fifteen minutes away, and if they tow your car it will be in Petersburg, from which location you WILL NOT retrieve it until Monday morning after 9 am, and for which you will pay a loverly $10/mile (28 miles) and a fee of 50.00 for storage.
If you are coming, and bringing your dog (please don't, but I know that is wasted breath for most climbers), then at least bring a leash, or you and your mutt may be asked to leave by the only guy with permission to even be on this land in the first place- me.
Anywaaaaaay- we'll be having a blast, rain or shine, Friday night through Monday morning; throwing out swag, handing out free food, raffling off some stuff from backcountry.com, Valley Guiding Services, and the Punishers, talking smack around the group campsite fire ring every night and doing as much climbing as time, weather, and the affects of our trailwork permits.
By Andy Laakmann
From: Bend, OR
May 16, 2008
|You submitted it, which means it was emailed to me. So I posted it. Up until a few weeks ago, that was the only way events were submitted. The form emailed me, and I posted it. Chill out.|