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|Administrators:||Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)|
|Submitted By:||Ladd on Dec 10, 2007|
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By Michael Schneider
Sep 3, 2016
Morgan cautions climbers to be discreet. An excellent word!
I've had some success by asking for permission to cross private property.
Parking can be the biggest hassle.
Your milage may vary.
I'm older, just showing grey hair, & 'talk the talk and walk the walk'
If you are trying to find the best rock do your ground work.
Meet the locals, (tell a local realtor to show you,,,, )
see, you need to have some smarts and Qualifications, not climber stuff.
Do not go at it from a climbers point of view.
Stay in small groups of two.
Explain before you climb that you will want to come back.
If there is any resistance drop the idea of climbing.
and Explain Farley's solution to dispel fears of neighborhood negatives:
Property Values! Have gone down and many worry about "ruffians in the woods"
her words not mine.
(I was taken as if under arrest to meet the Lady of the House)
The only thing that matters is to not piss off the land owners.
In this State you have to ask for permission, if you can take a walk, don't blow it by climbing.
Include the locals in the process by showing them pictures of what you want to come back to try to toprope! It ( TR just looks like it is safer, to the general public.)
There is lots of rock that Morgan must be keeping track of.
I'm not keeping a book, I could but the result would be the closing of many great areas.
If yor interested in see some of the rock in south western CT, get in touch with me.