Flatiron dissapointment


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Mark Roth · · Boulder · Joined Jan 2008 · Points: 13,240

Today I braved the holiday traffic. I was prepared to see hundreds of tourists shortcutting switchbacks and littering. And I saw plenty of that. What I didn't expect was to see climbers violating bird closures. And I certainly didn't expect to see a giant turd 300 feet up Freeway!

Kevinmurray · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 0

Yup, i'm a climber, go where I want , do what I want and then wonder why areas start getting closed.

handon broward · · Westminster, CO · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 25

Who can't hold a shit all the way up Freeway? That's like 20 minutes. It has been a shit show up there all weekend long, no pun intended.

Jay Eggleston · · Denver · Joined Feb 2003 · Points: 17,607

Not good.

· · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 1970 · Points: 0

We need a sheriff, a guardian, a hammer dropper. The climbing community I know would never disrespect such beautiful rock and birds and trails.

WadeM · · Golden, Co · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 280

Ill take it they were on the 3rd? Did you say anything?

ErikaNW · · Golden, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 145

What the hell? Out of curiosity I just looked at the MP ticks and half a dozen people have ticked the east face of the 3rd Flatiron during the closure this year. Idiots. It's so frustrating that people have to be so self centered that they can't stay off that particular formation for a few months. Wish they could get cited based on their MP ticks!

Daniel H. Bryant · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Sep 2013 · Points: 275

It seems like this behaviour is more common in areas with high tourism.
Traffic makes me hate people in general(I should know better).
My most satisfying climbs were usually the most isolated, undistracted introspection.......but we all climb for different reasons.

May your next outing be more enjoyable!

mediocre · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0

And you wonder why park rangers are assholes.

Mark Roth · · Boulder · Joined Jan 2008 · Points: 13,240
WadeM wrote:Ill take it they were on the 3rd? Did you say anything?
I told a ranger, but they already knew. They usually spot people on the Third pretty easily and hand out tickets when they come down.

handon broward wrote:Who can't hold a shit all the way up Freeway? That's like 20 minutes. It has been a shit show up there all weekend long, no pun intended.
Even if you can't, there is a bathroom on the hike up and I'm pretty sure there is a wag bag dispenser a couple hundred feet from the base. Super lame...
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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