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PSA: Thieves in the Valley

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Chuck Carlson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Some friends had some quickdraws stolen from the base of a climb by a pair of male climbers at Five and Dime area.   Their modus operandi appears to be get on a nearby climb, then watch for an opportunity to steal while the other parties are engaged in climbing and walk away.    So don't leave gear lying around, should be in your pack, although I wouldn't put it past this pair to take packs as well.   The description of these guys fits many a valley climber so is not very helpful.   Maybe snap a few pics or videos of the people around you, in case they turn out to be thieves.

Jeremy S · · Southern California · Joined Aug 2016 · Points: 45

Did they also steal your friends' fries? Were they soloing 5.9 hand cracks? We might have a lead here...

TopRopeToughGal · · Berkeley, CA · Joined Oct 2014 · Points: 0

Do I smell Divine Devin? 

Jon Hillis · · Valley of Sun · Joined Mar 2013 · Points: 0

Were tree branches dropped on anyone? 

Big B · · Sin City, NV · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 1

was it a 5.9 hand crack?

Brent Kelly · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 36

Thieving climbers are an insult to the true dirtbag ethos, and they ain’t livin’ right.

Thanks for the headsup, Chuck. Not sure I’d align with encouraging general suspicion of fellow climbers, but keeping your stuff contained and an eye out for shady, anti-social behavior seems generally apropos per ushe.

Might be good to describe the stolen gear, too, in the likely case that the culprits are idiots as well as thieves.

slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,107
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Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,540
slim wrote: 

That's racist.

Brent Kelly · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 36

Slim you are out of line.

Dana Bartlett · · CO · Joined Nov 2003 · Points: 890
Tradiban wrote:

That's racist.

-1 out of 10.

levi Goldman · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 65

I can’t tell what’s happening... someone help me out...

Kelley Gilleran · · Sacramento, Ca · Joined Sep 2012 · Points: 2,815
slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,107
Tradiban wrote:

That's racist.

pipe down pipsqueak, and get me a beer...

slim · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2004 · Points: 1,107
levi Goldman wrote: I can’t tell what’s happening... someone help me out...

i pointed out that the overenthusiasm of bright eyed bushy tailed twenty year olds, and their determination to introduce juvenile delinquents to the the outdoors (aka the land of a lot o f unlocked shiny stuff..) is beginning to undermine the qualities of the great outdoors that so many hold dear to their hearts.

and people wrung their hands....
M Mobes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 910
slim wrote:

i pointed out that the overenthusiasm of bright eyed bushy tailed twenty year olds, and their determination to introduce juvenile delinquents to the the outdoors (aka the land of a lot o f unlocked shiny stuff..) is beginning to undermine the qualities of the great outdoors that so many hold dear to their hearts.

and people wrung their hands....

REI wrung their hands...

Ben Kraft · · San Francisco, CA · Joined Mar 2014 · Points: 34
slim wrote:

i pointed out that the overenthusiasm of bright eyed bushy tailed twenty year olds, and their determination to introduce juvenile delinquents to the the outdoors (aka the land of a lot o f unlocked shiny stuff..) is beginning to undermine the qualities of the great outdoors that so many hold dear to their hearts.

and people wrung their hands....

Hey Slim,

Your accusation is unlikely and IMO unfounded. Only program like that in the valley that I know of is Kauk's Sacred Rock: https://www.sacredrok.org/

Do you have a problem with that? How do we go about stripping your admin role.
Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,540

Haha. Tradiban wins again!

Ray Rayt · · Yosemite CA · Joined Jul 2019 · Points: 0
Tradiban wrote:

That's racist.

How is this racist? I wanna make sure I’m angered appropriately 

caughtinside · · Oakland CA · Joined Nov 2006 · Points: 1,450
Ben KraftDo you have a problem with that? How do we go about stripping your admin role.

A letter to your congressional representative ought to do it. 

Tradiban · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2004 · Points: 11,540
Ray Rayt wrote:

How is this racist? I wanna make sure I’m angered appropriately 

Your ignorance is even more racist!

Marc H · · Longmont, CO · Joined May 2007 · Points: 255
Ben Kraft wrote:


How do we go about stripping your admin role.

Cancel culture is stupid. Admins have rights to opinions.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Northern California
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