So rule one is don't be a jerk. I'm a little ticked off today so I'm going to try to go soft on this one. It rained today at Red Rock. We were at the Gallery enjoying a little sport climbing and had to bail because of it. Rain drizzled down and a sheen developed on the red sand stone. By the time we had got back to the second pullout, we saw two climbers coming up from the braided trail that a group of people had generously donated their own time and effort to close off, just yesterday, in hopes of restoring some of the human induced environmental impact to the area. Maybe they didn't know, so I kindly tried to inform them that when they come back we would really appreciate if they stayed on the marked trail. I will give credit to these two for not lying and say they would. Instead, they decided to completely ignore me. Not a single word as they strode past. Ok. We hung out a Dunkin' Doughnuts for a while and had a coffee. We met some other climbers in the parking lot as we were leaving and the sun was coming back out. We discussed climber things in climber fashion, we were all bummed about the rain. They talked about going back out to Calico Basin, we talked about having to take the day off from the sandstone because of the rain. I recommended limestone areas nearby that are south facing and will dry quite quickly on a warm day. Non receptive response and quick changes to other conversations. I cannot not say with certainty, but have a good idea as to where they went to climb this afternoon. Maybe it didn't rain as much as I saw it rain. In endpoint, I know as climbers we have minimal official rules and regulations; but for fuck sake, don't be a jerk.
In other news, the gym was utterly PACKED this afternoon with locals and visiting climbers getting their climb on instead of breaking holds outside. One rather big name climber was in the gym along with most of our more well known crowd- so big thanks to them for setting a good example.
And to the pricks using the trail we closed off yesterday- what the hell, man? Seriously?