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Jefferson County Climbing Regulations

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Brady3 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 15

Jeffco put new regulations in place a few years ago and one of the things was that climbers should always rappel rather than lower from fixed anchors.  But I've noticed a lot of mussy hooks showing up in CCC (thank you to whoever is installing those), obviously these make it a lot easier to lower off.  Has that requirement of rappelling changed?  Or will people still get ticketed for lowering off the fixed gear if a Ranger catches them?  I tried looking through the Jeffco website, but did not see any mention of it one way or another.  I know there were a lot of people complaining about putting in that requirement, so maybe those complaints and recommendations from groups like the Access Fund have convinced them to change it?

Mark E Dixon · · Sprezzatura, Someday · Joined Nov 2007 · Points: 579

Pretty sure that idea never made it into the final regulations. 

Brady3 · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 15

Oh.  I thought it had, but maybe I only saw the drafts and never saw the final regulations.  That would explain why there is no mention of it either way on the website.

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