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We came across this today at group B. It was written in chalk. I'm hoping it wasn't climbers but if it was please don't do this no reason to jeopardize climbers access.

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By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 30, 2009

wow. weak

By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Nov 30, 2009

To me, it's no big deal. Writing WTF on a rock doesn't warrant anything against climbers. Besides, it was written in chalk.

By Dobbe
Nov 30, 2009

I don't think it's funny at all. The climbing at parks in Wisconsin has been more out of site out of mind and stupid people can always mess that up.

By sweatpants
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 30, 2009

Yeah Dobbe totally agree. Stupid things like this bring unwanted attention. It's like leaving a bunch of trash or something. We don't need to give excuses for why we shouldn't be allowed to be up there climbing.

By Chris treggE
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From: Madison, WI
Nov 30, 2009

I don't know John K, I kinda disagree, I think it is a big deal. It's on the severely overhanging Outta Dodge boulder, and chalk stays there a long time, and is unsightly even without the semi-profane nature of the inscription. It's graffiti, and presumably it's climber graffiti (unknown perpetrator admittedly). The families camping at Group B don't want to see that crap. Climbers should be overly respectful of the park, rock, and other user groups to avoid conflict. Easy enough to shut us down, similar to Gibraltar, all Nature Conservancy land, etc. Maybe an over-reaction but still uncalled for IMO.

By Tradoholic
Nov 30, 2009

It is a big deal. Did you guys wash that off?

If I ever see someone doing something stupid like that they are going to get an earful. If people do more things like this they will shut us down.

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Nov 30, 2009

Dobbe gave it a good scrubbing, so it looks like a chalk spot now and not as offensive. My first reaction was WTF!

By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jul 21, 2010

I didn't realize this discussion went on so long. In reply,

Yes, it is graffiti and it is disrespectful. I still wouldn't worry about it much, but I do understand the worry in the first place. Anything that posses a threat to our climbing here in WI, needs to be handled quickly.

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We came across this today at group B. It was written in chalk. I'm hoping it wasn't climbers but if it was please don't do this no reason to jeopardize climbers access.

Submitted By: Langlois on Nov 29, 2009