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Preserve this memorial and piece of climbing history.
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Tyson Waldron
Jul 10, 2013
Preserve this memorial and piece of climbing history.  
Tyson Waldron
Reno, NV
Tyson Waldron   Reno, NV
I didn't imply he did. I just don't see how his comment is constructive. I was ignorant of the history of the climb as well as Randal's contributions to Red Rocks when I first saw this engraving. Without it, I and many others probably still would be.

I didn't make the engraving, Phil didn't try and scratch it out.
I'm not here to argue whether or not the act of the engraving was a good thing or a bad thing. People who knew him obviously put it in place in remembrance of their friend.

The fact is that this is a part of the climb now, and it makes a connection to a big piece of the area's climbing history. Does an engraving, err sorry, "tawdry graffiti" need to be 1,000 years old to be historically valuable? Oct 27, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
Sorry, Tyson, but you absolutely implied he did- if you didnt intend to, that's fine, but it reads like you assume that he did it. Just clarifying for the record. Oct 28, 2013
Colonel Mustard
Sacramento, CA
Colonel Mustard   Sacramento, CA
For the record, JW, that's a pretty simplistic misreading. One could argue that it's willful even. I guess it's a convenient - if completely baffling - sidestep. Oct 28, 2013

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