i guess spray paint on rocks is cool now


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matt c. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 155

The background of the poster is spray painted heart on a boulder. It pisses me off to see climbing being directly related to graffiti. As climbers shouldn't we try to discourage graffiti? Wtf?

comp poster

chuffnugget · · Bolder, CO · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 0

have to admit, you kinda have a point

Mike Lane · · Centennial, CO · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 905

There's something about college that makes bad ideas seem plausible.

Tom-onator · · trollfreesociety · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 790
matt c. wrote:...It pisses me off to see climbing being directly related to graffiti. As climbers shouldn't we try to discourage graffiti? Wtf?
Shoes? Check.
Harness? Check.
Belay device? Double check.

Speed holster for my rattle can so I can pause mid crux to "tag one for my homies."

Gawd help us...
mitchy B · · nunya gotdamn business. · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 0

I don't really see a problem with it. It's like beacon for climbers to bring thier chicks up there and bang them, and toss the Long Island white fish over the edge post coitus. Imagine bringing a black light up there after one season of that. Better be glad i didn't go there, that little area would glow like freakin' supernova.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
mitchy wrote:I don't really see a problem with it. It's like beacon for climbers to bring thier chicks up there and bang them, and toss the Long Island white fish over the edge post coitus. Imagine bringing a black light up there after one season of that. Better be glad i didn't go there, that little area would glow like freakin' supernova.
Quite entertaining. Keep up the good work!
Lucas P · · Asheville, NC · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 1,000

It really is a bad photo choice.

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,135

NIce find ... I will be at the OR show this week. I will stop by Adidas both and have a chat.

I have written the sponsors and had a nice replies to the concerns raised by everyone.

Mannamedstan Smith · · Carpinteria, CA · Joined Apr 2013 · Points: 35
Tavis Ricksecker · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 2,100

^^^ Carousel at Santee, no? Funny, I revisited that boulder for the first time in probably ten years just a few weeks ago. It really saddens me to see how much graffitti has popped up at Santee. I'm pretty sure it's the local high school kids/gang punks that are doing it though.

wankel7 · · Indiana · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10

Sent thank you for doing that.

wankel7 · · Indiana · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10

https://www.facebook.com/UCIrvineClimbingTeam

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

No self respecting artist would do that so it's not graffiti.. it's BS! All artwork put up outside should be on governmemt and commercial property.

Graffiti is art so no we shouldn't.

wankel7 · · Indiana · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 10

Just got this from Sender One....

Hello everyone. Sender One is simply hosting this CCS competition for the UCI Climbing Team. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. 

We don't have direct involvement in the poster design, however we will be raising this issue with UCI Climbing Team leadership forthwith.

Sender One Management

mitchy B · · nunya gotdamn business. · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 0

Besides guys, NOBODY likes a rat, you can't prove who painted the rock anyway. Maybe some of you need to leave your panties back at home in the drawer.

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,135

I think some of are missing the point. While climbers are in general not taggers we are in the areas that get tagged, have illegal camp fires, litter, etc. As such, to the lay person we are the taggers, have illegal camp fires, litter, etc. So it becomes guilt by association. So the usage of the graffiti tagged crag in the poster just condones the practice. Myself and friends have caught taggers and made some efforts to educate them on the damage they are doing. Some get it, some do not, some do not care.

I have had several thoughtful replies from the sponsors. I think they get it and are taking steps to correct the issue.

Dane Burke · · Seattle, Washington · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 85

The graffiti in that poster looks like chalk, not spray paint.

Woodchuck ATC · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 3,110

I live near city where stores can't sell spray paint to kids(gang tagging problems starts turf wars). Too bad it can't be illegal to enter backcountry or private climbing areas with a can of spray paint in your pack. Ban them, have big fines if caught, and take away their climbing or bouldering gear too.

The Blueprint Part Dank · · FEMA Region VIII · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 460
Woodchuck ATC wrote:I live near city where stores can't sell spray paint to kids(gang tagging problems starts turf wars). Too bad it can't be illegal to enter backcountry or private climbing areas with a can of spray paint in your pack. Ban them, have big fines if caught, and take away their climbing or bouldering gear too.
But that would take precious time away from Utah authoriies busting people for weed in the back country.
Tzilla Rapdrilla · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2006 · Points: 840

Graffiti is garbage and so are the people who do it whether it's on a bridge or boulder.

chuffnugget · · Bolder, CO · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 0

lol, whatever dude. chalk and bolts are graffiti too, if you aren't into climbing.

conscious graffiti aka art on a bridge is public service

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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