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May 18, 2011
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
Christopher Gagne wrote:
I have a question for anyone that's climbed at P-way this year does anyone know of anyone that might have done some filming (photo/video) in the Park this winter/spring... I was out in the Park yesterday and went over to the whip to scope the damage out with a friend/veteran climber and the only conclusion we could come up with for the trees be cut was for filming reasons, which is lame... Eli, if the state cut the trees down they wouldn't have used a hand saw... Unfortunately I think the trees were a climber related vandalism... I hate to say this... But it seems to be a trend out at Round Pond a couple of years ago someone added two new bolts to the top of The Whip and The Cream Boulder (which already have bolts that are sound and can be backed up with gear, these have since been removed) so there friend could TR the route... Still waiting to hear from the Park/State, I know they have been out and about in the park putting new signs up but nothing has been done about the trees or painting...


I don't know about major filming, but me and Eli saw a group of people (4-6?) walking into Blair Woods several weeks ago. Nice looking cameras and tripods, foreign (French?) accents. They were really unfamiliar with the area, so its possible it was them.

I've used one of the older bolts on top of The Whip, backed up with a #4 BD nut. Would have used the nut alone, absolutely bomber.

Convenience > Ethics seems to be the downward trend.
Brendan Blanchard
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 18, 2010
309 points
May 18, 2011
Me and my Fetish I guess.. ;)
stripease works well for paint removal also. you apply the gel, wait a while, then scrape it off into a box or can of some sort to haul off. nasty stuff but it won't smear the paint all over like thinner. Daryl Allan
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Sep 13, 2006
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May 20, 2011
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Interesting to hear...

Stripease works great but we can't use it in the area that we're in, to many chemicals in it and the Park would go for it... there's a pond about 50 yrds or so from the spot...

Just a heads up the Park manager has finally gotten in touch with me about the Tagging and tree stumps... working out details and plans of actions for the removal with the manger... more to come
Christopher Gagne
From Dover
Joined Nov 20, 2007
820 points
May 20, 2011
mawiage
hand wringing is for losers.

cut the stumps down to nothing so they won't impale you.

the paint will pass, as all things do.
the Oracle
From Delphi
Joined May 19, 2011
30 points
May 20, 2011
the Oracle wrote:
hand wringing is for losers.

But protecting access and building a good relationship with land managers is for everyone.
Lanky
From Tired
Joined Jun 20, 2008
407 points
May 20, 2011
me on into another world pawtuckaway
the Oracle wrote:
hand wringing is for losers.


No Disrespect but if it wasn't for wringing of hands you wouldn't be climb in 50 to 75% of the areas that we climb in today... So I'll take my chances with playing politics and bettering our relationship with the park managers and state as a whole...

So that if something like this happens again we already have a plan laid out and we can just roll it in to action or if there are other issue that might arise or things that we as climbers would like to addressed we can contact the park and be like hey we have this problem or we noticed this or that, here are some ideas or thoughts that we came up with... makes it a lot easier to work with someone when you've talked with them in the pass and showed them that your willing to help when need be...
Christopher Gagne
From Dover
Joined Nov 20, 2007
820 points
May 30, 2011
me on into another world pawtuckaway
The Landing zone on The Whip and the V2 to the right have been cleared of their back breaking stumps that some very nice souls left for us to deal with, today... Christopher Gagne
From Dover
Joined Nov 20, 2007
820 points
May 30, 2011
Me.
Good on you, guys. Way to take ownership and pride of our areas. If only we could get that at all the climbing areas in the nation.... Jonathan Williams
From Minneapolis
Joined Mar 4, 2007
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Jun 15, 2011
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If anyone is interested I got permission from the park to remove the graffiti... I have a bottle of Taginator and other supplies to scrub the rock clean.

I'm looking for a small crew of 6 so climbers to head out there to help remove the graffiti (scrubbing and hauling water). Hopefully if the weather is good and the bugs aren't bad a little climbing in...

If you interested please message me on MP and give a couple of times when you might be free... After work or weekends...

Thanks
Christopher
Christopher Gagne
From Dover
Joined Nov 20, 2007
820 points
Aug 21, 2011
me on into another world pawtuckaway
Before...

Tag before cleaning...
Tag before cleaning...


After... 5 minutes of cheap fun = 1 one person, 3hrs of cleaning time, half a gallon of Taginator & 30 gallons of water carried by hand...

Tag removed...
Tag removed...
Christopher Gagne
From Dover
Joined Nov 20, 2007
820 points
Administrator
Aug 21, 2011
Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks
Great job man, thanks for all the effort it looks great. Wish I could have lended a hand, wasn't aware of this until right now. AWinters
From NH
Joined Apr 6, 2007
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