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Big Pro · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 5

Hey MP friends and fellow climbers, just a few thoughts.

First of all just want to recommend you all check out the access fund website and support them! We all need to work hard if we still want to climb awesome routes in our favorite backyard areas in ten years.
With our current political landscape, nothing is certain about the landscapes that we love.
We need to take care of it ourselves!!!
-Clean up all tickmarks!
-Don't trample or destroy bushes or living, biological soil!
-Properly dispose of all waste (including human and dog feces).
-Always wear headphones, nobody wants to hear YOUR blaring music!!!
-Keep pets on leash or leave them at home. Don't allow your furry buddy to dig a hole at the base.

Remember support the access fund, now if ever, and we might be able to protect our vulnerable public resources.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 190

All good practices for reducing impact, but sadly irrelevant to broader access issues. There's no mountain for us to climb if somebody knocks it down, and climbing access will always be closely connected to issues of land use and resource extraction.

Big Pro · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 5

Guys Ted Pinson is right on here. Unfortunately it's not sadly irrelevant. Look at all the folks climbing at Red Rocks after a rainstorm, or all the toilet paper blowing around alpine crags. Go to you home crag and think about how bad climbing behavior could derail your dreams of climbing there in the future.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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