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Mar 27, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Aiding. Photo by Locker.
So today Locker and I were coming down from a great day of climbing at North Table Mountain (aka Golden Cliffs), and on the trail we met this nice lady and her kids who had a pet goat.

She told us that this goat reguralrly carries about 30 pounds or so up to the crag for them, with her own special little pack.

Awesome! Now I really want a pet goat!

As you were.
teece303
From Highlands Ranch, CO
Joined Dec 16, 2012
637 points
Mar 28, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
You guys should all pitch in together and buy a Yak to carry your chalk bag up that grueling 12 min approach.
Pay full price when you're ordering online like I did so you reap the dividends.
Lots of bargains available on whydoibotherclimbingwhenittake....
Tom-onator
From trollfreesociety
Joined Feb 15, 2010
810 points
Mar 28, 2013
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She actually said the Goat carried up to 45lbs (Now you're talking!)



"You guys should all pitch in together and buy a Yak to carry your chalk bag up that grueling 12 min approach.".

12
minutes? Maybe for you and many others. For me it's at least three hours...

;-)






"Lots of bargains available on whydoibotherclimbingwhenittake......

LMAO!

My FAVORITE site!
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
Joined Oct 13, 2002
2,517 points
Mar 28, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Leashless bliss. 3 points of contact
12 minutes? Maybe for you and many others. For me it's at least three hours... ;-)

Locker
LMAO-RBAY(right back at you)

Difficulties with vision and breathing while navigating the parking lot through the haze of I 70 no doubt?
Tom-onator
From trollfreesociety
Joined Feb 15, 2010
810 points
Mar 28, 2013
Jim Whittaker said on one of his Himalayan expeditions, the Sherpas loaded a goat with firewood. When they got to one of the lower saddles, they turned it upside down and lit the fire. TWK
Joined Sep 15, 2012
164 points
Mar 31, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Vegas the Dog
I have met a few folks who have pack goats and alpacas, said they are great for long trips to places like the Wind Rivers if you are going in for a bunch of time.

Goats forage like deer, rather than grazing like cattle and have a small ecological footprint, so they are welcome in most parks and conservation areas.

Main problem for most was other climbers who couldn't control their dogs, as they would often try to attack the goats.
JF1
From Las Vegas
Joined Jan 16, 2011
349 points
Mar 31, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Sport Climber
Adam Floyd wrote:
I have met a few folks who have pack goats and alpacas, said they are great for long trips to places like the Wind Rivers if you are going in for a bunch of time. Goats forage like deer, rather than grazing like cattle and have a small ecological footprint, so they are welcome in most parks and conservation areas. Main problem for most was other climbers who couldn't control their dogs, as they would often try to attack the goats.


They are not all that loved in most...if not all the Parks.

Temp Ban on Pack Goats
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing with goats in Hells Canyon.
Climbing with goats in Hells Canyon.
David Stephens
From Spokane WA.
Joined Feb 4, 2006
1,064 points
Mar 31, 2013
Seems as if it could be like trolling for mountain lions and coyotes in a lot of areas. TWK
Joined Sep 15, 2012
164 points


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