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Busy day in the Grotto. Climber on the left, on "Garden of Expectations."
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Benjamin Chapman
Nov 14, 2010
Busy day in the Grotto. Climber on the left, on "Garden of Expectations."  
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
The routes on the south side of the Grotto are fun moderate routes, well worth the effort according to Brian Hench, BP29, and all that climbed them. The NPS is mandated by CFR to protect the flora and fauna of this wonderful ecosystem. The closure is for a duration of 1 year(until 04-23-11) and then requires a review. There is NO reason that the sensitive plants and routes can't coexist. The routes were voluntarily pulled and can just as easily be restored. No repentance, but lots of optimism. Feb 24, 2011
Murf  
So if I followed this right, you bolted this climb and a some others. You ruthlessly chum the MP waters with these insta-classics. But the park service is in love with a endangered small plant and your routes rip right though a bunch of 'em. Repentant, you or someone else removed the bolts. Now, months later you post piccy's of folks on them. What's your point? Nov 14, 2010

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