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May 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: not climbing
Today I braved the holiday traffic. I was prepared to see hundreds of tourists shortcutting switchbacks and littering. And I saw plenty of that. What I didn't expect was to see climbers violating bird closures. And I certainly didn't expect to see a giant turd 300 feet up Freeway! Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
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May 29, 2016
Yup, i'm a climber, go where I want , do what I want and then wonder why areas start getting closed. Kevinmurray
Joined Dec 20, 2012
5 points
May 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Elk Range, CO
Who can't hold a shit all the way up Freeway? That's like 20 minutes. It has been a shit show up there all weekend long, no pun intended. handon broward
From Westminster, CO
Joined Feb 23, 2012
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May 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Berlin
Not good. Jay Eggleston
From Denver
Joined Feb 5, 2003
18,403 points
May 29, 2016
We need a sheriff, a guardian, a hammer dropper. The climbing community I know would never disrespect such beautiful rock and birds and trails. Unassigned User
Joined Dec 31, 1969
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May 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Kloof at night!
Ill take it they were on the 3rd? Did you say anything? WadeM
Joined Apr 22, 2010
390 points
May 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Rapping off the Matron October, 2010
What the hell? Out of curiosity I just looked at the MP ticks and half a dozen people have ticked the east face of the 3rd Flatiron during the closure this year. Idiots. It's so frustrating that people have to be so self centered that they can't stay off that particular formation for a few months. Wish they could get cited based on their MP ticks! ErikaNW
Joined Sep 28, 2010
172 points
May 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: At the base of 'Chicken Rock'.
It seems like this behaviour is more common in areas with high tourism.
Traffic makes me hate people in general(I should know better).
My most satisfying climbs were usually the most isolated, undistracted introspection.......but we all climb for different reasons.

May your next outing be more enjoyable!
Daniel H. Bryant
From Colorado Springs, CO
Joined Sep 5, 2013
312 points
May 29, 2016
And you wonder why park rangers are assholes. mediocre
Joined Jul 18, 2013
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May 29, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: not climbing
WadeM wrote:
Ill take it they were on the 3rd? Did you say anything?

I told a ranger, but they already knew. They usually spot people on the Third pretty easily and hand out tickets when they come down.

handon broward wrote:
Who can't hold a shit all the way up Freeway? That's like 20 minutes. It has been a shit show up there all weekend long, no pun intended.

Even if you can't, there is a bathroom on the hike up and I'm pretty sure there is a wag bag dispenser a couple hundred feet from the base. Super lame...
Mark Roth
From Boulder
Joined Jan 4, 2008
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