Greevers' Needle Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Aaron Collins on Dec 29, 2013|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman|
Though most of the routes are completely bolted it helps to climb here with a trad mentality.
Helmets are highly recommended.
Recently we have been noticed climbing out here by the residents that live in this area. They have expressed concern about our impact. This includes the parking area. ONLY PARK ALONG EAST SIDE OF IDAHO!
So please read on how you can help keep this area open:
Climbing, once an obscure activity with few participants, has become a mainstream form of outdoor recreation. And our impact on the environment and others around us is under increasing scrutiny. As climbers, we must show a healthy respect for the places and policies where we climb. This mindset helps assure continued climbing access by showing landowners and managers that we take care of the places where we play.
Slip into stealth mode and follow these easy guidelines to help protect climbing access every time youre at the crag
Stay on established trails Even if the trail is not the most direct line to the base of a route or boulder, avoid the temptation to blaze your own path. Hiking off trail promotes erosion and destroys vegetation.
Keep a low profile We know that route youre working requires a lot of moxie, but yelling, swearing, screaming beta at your partner, and even playing music at the crag can seriously disrupt those around you, including the landowner.
Camoflage all anchors.
Clean up excess chalk Chalk is a necessary part of climbing, but it also creates visual evidence of climber impact. Clean up spills and brush off tick marks after each session.
Respect closures Respecting the wildlife (e.g., nesting birds) and cultural resource (e.g., petroglyphs) closures will help ensure that they dont turn into unreasonable closures. Visitstatus.accessfund.org
for an updated list of closures and restrictions across the country.
Keep tabs on your dog Dogs at the crag can have a serious impact on climbing access due to their ability to disturb the peace of those around them, including that of the landowner. Consider leaving Fido at home. If
you must bring your dog to the crag, keep it with you at all times, control its barking, and clean up after it.
Pack it out Dont trash the crag. Carry an extra plastic bag and pack out your own trash (yes, even climbing tape counts). Human waste counts toodo your business away from cliffs, boulders, trails, and water
sources and pack it out.
Pad and tread lightly We know youre focused on sending that sweet boulder problem, but remember to think about the life on the ground around you. Avoid trampling or throwing crash pads on vegetation.
Educate others KINDLY If you see someone hiking off trail, blaring music, or throwing trash on the ground, kindly let them know that their actions could threaten access for everyone. In many cases people simply dont
recognize that their actions might negatively impact the environment or access to the area.
For more information accessfund.org
Classic Climbing Routes at Greevers' Needle
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