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Wet rock and winter


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EJN · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2012 · Points: 198

Hey y'all,

Just as a reminder: with lower temperatures, rock takes a lot longer to dry out. Please give things ample time to dry off. Even the sunniest walls can take 2-3 days to dry off, and north faces are probably out until spring. East/West facing walls easily take 3 days to dry off this time of year. And things don't really dry out much without sun, so cloudy days often don't really count.

Please respect the rock, and respect the climbing community by not climbing on wet rock. There's a lot of great options for other climbing/outdoor stuff when the rock is wet. Go climb on limestone, or mountain bike, or hike. 

I, unfortunately, see a lot of climbers talk themselves into climbing way too soon after a storm. Don't use lame justifications to avoid the responsibility you owe to the rock and the community.

Thanks!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Southern Utah Deserts
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