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Just past the crux roof. Drone shot by Joey Taylor (visit for more radness).
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Derek Field
Apr 27, 2017
Just past the crux roof. Drone shot by Joey Taylor (visit for more radness).  
Dave Spies
Sedona, AZ
Dave Spies   Sedona, AZ
Although you can not tell from the angle of this photo, there is a huge resort right next to this climb. I climbed this in the dark (incognito) and was enjoying live electric guitar music blasting from the resort. That being said, a drone only adds to the cars, construction, and live music coming from the resort. I do find drones to be distracting and annoying, but this is not exactly a wilderness type setting. May 30, 2017
Derek Field, it really doesn't matter what the laws or regulations are. We are talking about interacting with other forms of life; humans, other animals, and the living landscape. That takes precedent over all else, and it requires respect and consideration.

Bitter Trad is 100% correct citing Leave No Trace ethics, because the use of a drone is not adhering to the last two principle: respect wildlife, and be considerate of other visitors. May 5, 2017
Derek Field
Flagstaff, AZ
Derek Field   Flagstaff, AZ
As per guidelines listed above by CDC, nothing wrong with flying a drone on this particular occasion. Also, I personally could not hear the drone on this occasion over the roar of lawnmowers and leafblowers at the resort immediately below. Better to know the background behind a photo before calling it thoughtless. Go ahead and scold people if that's your thing, but try to do it only when they're in the wrong. May 4, 2017

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