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Forrset Pials · · New York, NYC · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 0

The gunks has a ton of this bullshit

Em Cos · · Boulder, CO · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 5
Christian . wrote: Make sure when you go climb outside you invite your ENTIRE gym crew.  Like please bring them all.  Don't go in a sly little duo of 2.  Like why do that?!?!.  BRING EVERYBODY.  And if anyone tosses you salt go "try" out that hard route they are posted under and sit on it for 15-20 mins.  Have a great day outside! 

Wild idea - you could invite all your friends and go climb outside?

plantmandan · · Brighton, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 50

Has anyone ever went out to go climbing and then went home because all the routes were full?

Serious question.

Cron · · Albuquerque, NM · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 55
plantmandan wrote: Has anyone ever went out to go climbing and then went home because all the routes were full?

Serious question.

One time I tried to go climbing at the Trapps on a Saturday in peak season and showed up late (10am) with all the parking areas full. Went on a hike instead.

caughtinside · · Oakland CA · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 1,450
plantmandan wrote: Has anyone ever went out to go climbing and then went home because all the routes were full?

Serious question.

I’ve gone out, did one route and then the horde descended so we went swimming in the river instead. 

Brandon Fields · · Boulder · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 445
plantmandan wrote: Has anyone ever went out to go climbing and then went home because all the routes were full?

Serious question.

I tried to go to Takeout Beach in Moab on an off day for some easy sport once. It looked like a high school party under every route. Just walked away as fast as I could.

Colin Brochard · · Austin · Joined Apr 2008 · Points: 175

that crew of newbs 10 deep, usually spends the day gangbanging a classic 10 or two. Frankly, it's an efficient use of space; if they were 5 pairs of two - they might spread out and actually get more done, but then the whole crag would be busy. My biggest complaint is the noise generally speaking. Why always yelling?! 

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,510
Colin Brochard wrote: that crew of newbs 10 deep, usually spends the day gangbanging a classic 10 or two. Frankly, it's an efficient use of space; if they were 5 pairs of two - they might spread out and actually get more done, but then the whole crag would be busy. My biggest complaint is the noise generally speaking. Why always yelling?! 

We have banned yelling at our crag. SO CAN YOU!

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/topic/112160830/yelling-at-tahquitzsuicide​​​
Matt N · · Santa Barbara, CA · Joined Oct 2010 · Points: 354

Breaking News...

LA is crowded!!!
For some reason I was reminded of this song while in Jtree this weekend - oh yes, the insta G hordes all dressed up - definitely from El Lay.

Laralyn M. · · SF/NYC/St Louis/Sprinter · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 55
plantmandan wrote: Has anyone ever went out to go climbing and then went home because all the routes were full?

Serious question.

Gunks on a Saturday where I showed up after 10am. Luckily, I can fit my motorcycle pretty much anywhere, so parking wasn't an issue. But I walked up and down the crag for about 2 hours before deciding I was over it. Grabbed some food, rode back to the city, and vowed to stay home on the weekends as much as possible thereafter.

Lena chita · · OH · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 1,040
plantmandan wrote: Has anyone ever went out to go climbing and then went home because all the routes were full?

Serious question.

Not gone home. But changed crag choice— yes. 


Just yesterday, we were trying to decide between two crags. We picked one, and just as we were about to start hiking, a large group of 12-14 people rolled in. We asked them where they were going. They named the same crag that we were heading to. We immediately changed plans and went to the other place, where we didn’t see anyone else for most of the day (two people walked in as we were leaving in the afternoon). 

plantmandan · · Brighton, CO · Joined Sep 2010 · Points: 50

OK, I guess the crag can be full these days.  

Chris Johnson · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0
trailridge wrote: Cool post.  Did posting this make you feel better about yourself. Feed that that entitled attitude that you climb harder than those who have friends but are less experienced. So their inexperience makes them inferior to you. So much that you need create a post online to display how great you are. Climbing is popular, it sucks,  but deal with it like an adult.  Don't be dumb

RE: deal with it like an adult. Nail on the head.


Yes. We all started somewhere. Sometimes, it can feel less intimidating in a group. Yes, certain crags can get busy. But behave like an adult, don't ruin someone else's experience (see the thread about "is this the new way to climb" or something like that), and most of all, put up or shut up.

The Access Fund and your local climbing organization are doing everything they can to preserve access, open more access, keep things safe, and make sure climbing is viewed in a positive light. No longer is this the free-wheeling time when you could fly under the radar and live on the fringe and climb for free. Climbing needs protecting. Step up and donate to one of these organizations as your penance for eroding trails, chalking up holds, and disturbing wildlife. The more climbing areas that get developed, the fewer people per crag. 
Tim Lutz · · Colo-Rado Springs · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 5
Chris Johnson wrote:


No longer is this the free-wheeling time when you could fly under the radar and live on the fringe and climb for free.

bro, do you even boulder at Roy?

Sean Post · · Laguna Beach, CA · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 24

According to MP, Joshua Tree has more routes than the entire state of Washington. It's not too tough to just go find a different climb. 

Matthew Bertolatus · · Minneapolis, MN · Joined Aug 2018 · Points: 40
Carolina wrote:


Sick dyno!

Robert S · · Driftwood, TX · Joined Sep 2018 · Points: 365
trailridge wrote: Cool post.  Did posting this make you feel better about yourself. Feed that that entitled attitude that you climb harder than those who have friends but are less experienced. So their inexperience makes them inferior to you. So much that you need create a post online to display how great you are. Climbing is popular, it sucks,  but deal with it like an adult.  Don't be dumb

Speaking only for myself, it's not about superiority or who's stronger or weaker. It's about behavior. I don't really care if a mob gathers and occupies an easy route at a popular crag all day; I do care if they have yard sales, hammocks across the access trail, music blaring, dogs running all over, etc.

Increasingly, people treat the crags like outdoor gyms, and it creates a lot of tension.
Nate Doyle · · Sierra Foothills · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 39
Robert S wrote:

Speaking only for myself, it's not about superiority or who's stronger or weaker. It's about behavior. I don't really care if a mob gathers and occupies an easy route at a popular crag all day; I do care if they have yard sales, hammocks across the access trail, music blaring, dogs running all over, etc.

Increasingly, people treat the crags like outdoor gyms, and it creates a lot of tension.

I don't know what kind of gym you're going to but, my gym isn't like this. The dogs are super well behaved and so are their owners.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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