How will a Trump presidency affect climbers


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brick · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 5

Just curious as to what people are thinking about last night election results and the effect that they will have on us as climbers. Will we loose access to public lands? Is it possible we could see privitization of many outdoor resources? should we all start pooling money to buy Yosemite?

For real though. Do any of you think it will have a real impact on the world of climbing?

Redyns · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2011 · Points: 65

none

Kurtz · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2006 · Points: 4,198

2,000 miles of virgin bouldering wall

Seth Jones · · New Lenox, IL · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 25
brick wrote: For real though. Do any of you think it will have a real impact on the world of climbing?
No.
Hobo Greg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 115

Everyone saying "no" obviously does not follow along in class. Republicans/conservatives have made dismantling public land a priority since before there was public land. And now that they control all three branches, what's to stop them?

Downtownt Kay · · Everett, WA · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 110
Hobo Greg wrote:Everyone saying "no" obviously does not follow along in class. Republicans/conservatives have made dismantling public land a priority since before there was public land. And now that they control all three branches, what's to stop them?
my thoughts exactly, but im really, really, really hoping this doesnt happen.

here's to hope!
tim · · Boulder, CO · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 50

With the current glut of oil and nat gas, the short-term looks safe.

Jeff Edge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 1,008

Well, if the EPA really does get disbanded it should take a few years at least..

Tylerpratt · · Litchfield, Connecticut · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 35

New trump casino with exclusive building rights to the middle of red rock loop incoming.

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 860

Yosemite-Mosanto National Park, biggest zip-line in the world! Roller coasters and slots at the base of El Cap!!!

John Badila · · Salt Lake City, UT · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 15

I'm a bit afraid of what's happening, but I must admit--I would ride that zip line.

JulianG · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 130

Climbing will become a privilege for the rich. People with shinny new gear carrying backpacks full of microbrews in and playing music on their latest smart phone. The parking lots will be full expensive promasters and sprinters. You know the usual.

jmmlol · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2016 · Points: 0

Yosemite is already Disneyland, so what's there to worry about?

Muscrat · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 3,610
T Roper wrote:Yosemite-Mosanto National Park, biggest zip-line in the world! Roller coasters and slots at the base of El Cap!!!
In the 70's there was an idea, motion, proposal, call it what you will, to put 'attractions' in the valley, which included a monorail around the valley rim, elevator up and down walls, etc.. This after theY added firefalls (pushing 10+ chords of burning wood over glacier point to the valley floor) and the 'daily bear feeding (complete with bleachers for the tourists.
Not that the valley isn't a low form of d-land now anyway.....but.
Yeah, things are going to change, we may all become outlaws, but what would John Long do?
CLIMB ON!
T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 860

Arches-SixFlags National Park

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 860

Cliven Bundy appointed to head the BLM

T Roper · · DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 860

ATV trails everywhere.

BigNobody · · all over, mostly Utah · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 10

(Cue Middle Class urban Speculation)

Oh wait. That's been done by everyone above me.

mediocre · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0
T Roper wrote:Cliven Bundy appointed to head the BLM
I think there's a clause that says you cant run the department if you cant spell the name
Muscrat · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2011 · Points: 3,610
T Roper wrote:Cliven Bundy appointed to head the BLM
Why would he head Black Lives Matter?
Jimmy Downhillinthesnow · · Bozeman, Montana · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 10

Surely many of you have read the Monkey Wrench Gang. One of my favorite campsites (and one of Doc Sarvis' as well) is on Comb Ridge, just outside Bluff, Utah. It was public land, owned by the state. Last month, Utah sold the parcel of land to the highest bidder.

Is a Trump administration going to sell off Yosemite? No. But there are many people who would like to cut taxes drastically and make up the deficit by selling off BLM or USFS land. After all, it's just sagebrush and pine trees, right?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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