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What happened to the new england bouldering website


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Jack Ritzenberg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2016 · Points: 107

Does anyone know why the New England Bouldering website stopped

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,464
Gunks Apps · · New Paltz, NY · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 235
Dan Knisell · · Townsend, MA · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 2,377

Ask the MA admin Joe, he may know. 

Joe M. · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2008 · Points: 9,715

The basic reason: lack of support from the climbing industry.  I revamped it a couple years back with the hopes of generating some income (I never thought it would generate much but at least something to make it worth the effort).  It was fun, but it was a lot of work to get the traffic up to a respectable level. Facebook and Instagram definitely make it harder to create a site that is relevant and dynamic (really need daily content).  MP has conquered the market for the online guidebook.  Once we got some traffic flowing, I approached a bunch of companies and was offered a couple chalkbags.  I would still love to do it, but at this point, the effort is too great for the reward.  I hate to have to be this way but it is what it is. Our facebook group has remained a good source of local info.

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