Rifle Conditions


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frontrangefool · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 0

[This account was created by an unknown, anonymous user who posted text copied from a private group meant for private discussion. They were not his words to post, especially as if they were in his own voice. Hence, I have deactivated the account and removed the original text and replies.

Now... if folks would like to discuss crowding and Rifle, there's certainly a valid discussion to have, so carry on! --Nick, Site Landlord]

Burcheydawwwwwwg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 375

Dang it!

Just when I was about to post some pics of ML I got from FB.

Nick, you're no fun ;)

Mike Brady · · Van Diesel, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 551

I feel like I just fell into a black hole. Now that this is gone what the hell am I to do with the rest of my work day?

Oh whatever.....maybe Locker will teach me how to clip some bolts.

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 15

Now what are we going to do with our lynch mob?

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

SERIOUSLY NICK?? I just went to home depot and bought like 50 pitch forks and torches.

But seriously, I think it was to generate healthy community discussion. I disagree with you choice to take it down.

Bryan Gall · · New Castle, CO · Joined Sep 2002 · Points: 255

The relationship local climbers have with the city of Rifle is the best it has been for the twenty years I've lived here. The park is the cleanest and buffest it has ever been. The new bridges and trail work are phenomenal. The city has added parking spots. The outhouses are cleaned weekly. New dog waste stations have been installed in multiple spots in the canyon. The campground now allows overflow camping in a number of sites to cater specifically to climbers. Please don't insult the local people; just as many climbers speed down the road as any one else. Sometimes we put sticks in the road as temporary speed bumps. There's plenty for everyone to climb at every level. Park a little tighter in your spots so another car fits. Walk or ride a bike between walls or down from the campground. It's maybe a 15-20 minute casual walk from the Arsenal to the Ruckman. Pay the daily park fee at the kiosk or buy a yearly pass from the campground host. Enjoy your experience. Don't expect solitude on a summer weekend at one of the best sport climbing destinations in North America (though you might find it). Do expect a wonderful time in a beautiful park managed by the good people of Rifle, Colorado.

Aleks Zebastian · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 0
frontrangefool wrote:[This account was created by an unknown, anonymous user who posted text copied from a private group meant for private discussion. They were not his words to post, especially as if they were in his own voice. Hence, I have deactivated the account and removed the original text and replies. Now... if folks would like to discuss crowding and Rifle, there's certainly a valid discussion to have, so carry on! --Nick, Site Landlord]
climbing friend,

what is with the secrecy? other thread on this topic deleted also. this man he post a douche rant in a "closed" facebook group with over 982 group members, most of whom he for probable is not knowing. do not understand your logic that it's somehow secret or protected or unfair to discuss here. This was not a statement to one or handful of people, he is wang-slapping through tubes of internet in group of almost 1,000 on facebook, which amounts to a public forum.

perhaps he is secret double agent for REI and Black Diamond, serving our corporate overlords, on covert mission, therefore must be protected at all cost?
Mike Brady · · Van Diesel, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 551

I'm going with REI-luminati.

If you guys don't hear from me on Monday please send help.

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 234
Aleks Zebastian wrote: climbing friend, what is with the secrecy? other thread on this topic deleted also. this man he post a douche rant in a "closed" facebook group with over 982 group members, most of whom he for probable is not knowing. do not understand your logic that it's somehow secret or protected or unfair to discuss here. This was not a statement to one or handful of people, he is wang-slapping through tubes of internet in group of almost 1,000 on facebook, which amounts to a public forum. perhaps he is secret double agent for REI and Black Diamond, serving our corporate overlords, on covert mission, therefore must be protected at all cost?
Maybe frontrangefool wasn't ML.

In which case somebody else reposting his FB rant without his permission seems kind of dubious to me.

Not that there's much truly private on the internet.
Aleks Zebastian · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 0

climbing friend,

how would it be being kind of dubious?

If you are the one a posting a douche rant to the facebook group of 982 people under real name and facebook account, there is supposed to be some expectation of privacy and you are not opening yourself up to criticism?

I call, how you say, "bullshit."

perhaps he's friends with an admin, he also seems to have backpedaled on facebook and requested that the entire posting be deleted, lol

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 234
Aleks Zebastian wrote:climbing friend, how would it be being kind of dubious? If you are the one a posting a douche rant to the facebook group of 982 people under real name and facebook account, there is supposed to be some expectation of privacy and you are not opening yourself up to criticism? I call, how you say, "bullshit." perhaps he's friends with an admin, he also seems to have backpedaled on facebook and requested that the entire posting be deleted, lol
Because it's a closed FB group.

On the other hand, if somebody posted

"I read this on the Rifle FB page
....."

that seems less dubious to me. But somebody posting his rant, as if it is him doing the posting, that doesn't seem right.

Anyway, I have no idea who posted on MP, and don't know ML.

His rant reminds me of the famous Swift essay about Irish children.

http://www.online-literature.com/swift/947/
Aleks Zebastian · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 0

climbing friend,

cmon guise

Aleks Zebastian · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 0
Mark E Dixon wrote: Because it's a closed FB group. On the other hand, if somebody posted "I read this on the Rifle FB page ....." that seems less dubious to me. Anyway, I have no idea who posted on MP, and don't know ML. His rant reminds me of the famous Swift essay about Irish children. online-literature.com/swift...
climbing friend mark,

that's exactly what I did, yessssss, in the other thread, and the admin deleted it.

The rifle climbers facebook group is "closed" hmmmmyah but pretty much anyone may join yes unless you have a fake account yes as far as I can tell, and again with 982 members yes most of whom he doesn't know yes it's a joke yes to call it private.
Burcheydawwwwwwg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 375

Wait.

You mean what I post on the internet is fair game?!?!?!?

I THOUGHT MY POSTZ WERE SECRUT PRIVAT!1!!!11!

All kidding aside, of course there's a "closed" FB group for upper-end sportos in Colorado. Of course there is.

Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0

Lots of misunderstanding about closed groups on Facebook. With a closed group, the name of it, its members, and its description can be seen by the public—basically everything but the posts in the group. A group admin - which can be everyone in the group - needs to approve new group members, but this is done more to avoid spambots and could be handy for a group that wants to create the illusion of exclusivity.

Nick, MP site landlord really missed the point when he wrote: "...text copied from a private group meant for private discussion."

IOW, a closed group isn't some secret group that is trying to hide its posts nor is it a private group intended for private discussion. That's what secret groups are for on Facebook.

Will S · · Joshua Tree · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 998

OP stance seems legit. Chop it all. Then I can go fishing without having to dodge a bunch of anorexic posers on the road or hear another man-child throwing wobblers from a half mile away. That's a joke for the slow among you.

If you are truly interested in the history of Rifle Mtn Park, this is a nice little article from the local paper, although the writer doesn't seem to know difference between limestone and granite:

http://www.postindependent.com/news/rifle/early-days-of-rifle-mountain-park/

Burcheydawwwwwwg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2012 · Points: 375
Will S wrote:OP stance seems legit. Chop it all. Then I can go fishing without having to dodge a bunch of anorexic posers on the road or hear another man-child throwing wobblers from a half mile away. That's a joke for the slow among you. If you are truly interested in the history of Rifle Mtn Park, this is a nice little article from the local paper, although the writer doesn't seem to know difference between limestone and granite: postindependent.com/news/ri...
I'll chop father figure!!!!
Will S · · Joshua Tree · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 998
Burcheydawwwwwwg wrote: I'll chop father figure!!!!
Now that you're a father, I guess that would be legit too!

There are some places I've climbed that have real reasons to not establish easier routes, but its not about crowding or elitism, just rock quality and the chance of killing people at the base on the chossier lower angle stuff.

Frustration Creek comes to mind, the upper tier main wall is reasonably clean, but the warmup pitch is 11d, most of the routes are 12s and 13s. The easier stuff lower is a nightmare of loose garbage and everyone going into the crag has to walk in the drop zone.
Aleks Zebastian · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 0
Marc801 wrote:Lots of misunderstanding about closed groups on Facebook. With a closed group, the name of it, its members, and its description can be seen by the public—basically everything but the posts in the group. A group admin - which can be everyone in the group - needs to approve new group members, but this is done more to avoid spambots and could be handy for a group that wants to create the illusion of exclusivity. Nick, MP site landlord really missed the point when he wrote: "...text copied from a private group meant for private discussion." IOW, a closed group isn't some secret group that is trying to hide its posts nor is it a private group intended for private discussion. That's what secret groups are for on Facebook.
climbing friend,

yessssss, yess, yesssssssssssssssssss my precioussssssss,

"intended for private discussion" it was not, or you wouldn't post it online under your real name to 982 people, probably 800-900+ of them total strangers
Rui Ferreira · · Longmont, CO · Joined Jul 2003 · Points: 784
Bryan Gall wrote:The relationship local climbers have with the city of Rifle is the best it has been for the twenty years I've lived here. The park is the cleanest and buffest it has ever been. The new bridges and trail work are phenomenal. The city has added parking spots. The outhouses are cleaned weekly. New dog waste stations have been installed in multiple spots in the canyon. The campground now allows overflow camping in a number of sites to cater specifically to climbers. Please don't insult the local people; just as many climbers speed down the road as any one else. Sometimes we put sticks in the road as temporary speed bumps. There's plenty for everyone to climb at every level. Park a little tighter in your spots so another car fits. Walk or ride a bike between walls or down from the campground. It's maybe a 15-20 minute casual walk from the Arsenal to the Ruckman. Pay the daily park fee at the kiosk or buy a yearly pass from the campground host. Enjoy your experience. Don't expect solitude on a summer weekend at one of the best sport climbing destinations in North America (though you might find it). Do expect a wonderful time in a beautiful park managed by the good people of Rifle, Colorado.
+1
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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