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by Shannon
Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed
Replies: 32
Views: 6357

Re: RRGCC Toilet Input Needed

I would like to offer another view regarding toilets in the parking lots on RRGCC land. Many years ago I read and was deeply impressed by an argument regarding altering handholds on climbing routes, also known as manufacturing or chipping. The argument against the practice was that for humans to acc...
by Shannon
Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: MISSING-Rope, Draws on new route @ Vol Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 1431

MISSING-Rope, Draws on new route @ Vol Wall

Over Labor Day Weekend my climbing partner and I bolted a new sport route between Stephanie’s Cabaret and Four Shower Tokens, A Guinness and My Girl , leaving 10 project draws and a beater rope on it until we were both able to send. I sent the route the next week but my partner couldn’t get back to ...
by Shannon
Fri May 09, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 13427

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Mike, I camp on the PMRP regularly (even since before we purchased) including four times this year, and so far every time we have camped we have been happy to hear the whip-poor-will's song at dusk :D I am not saying that whip-poor-will's numbers have not declined or for what reason but I thought yo...
by Shannon
Wed May 07, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 13427

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Josephine, Bentley had mentioned that Rick Bost had already been involved with the E.TN Climbers' hemlock project and might be a good resource...here he is in a video about the climbers helping with a Nissan funded hemlock project. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4Ne3nQjiXk&feature=youtu.be I am res...
by Shannon
Wed May 07, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 13427

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

First, let me just thank EVERYONE for the offers of help, support, ideas and thoughtful comments! It is extremely gratifying…but more importantly the hemlocks, and the bees, and all the other interrelated and interdependent organisms, including us human (climbing) critters will be the better for it....
by Shannon
Mon May 05, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 13427

Re: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

Thanks, Dustin! I knew YOU would be down for helping :D

That's is AWESOME, Bill! Couldn't have any better volunteer than that!
by Shannon
Mon May 05, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?
Replies: 69
Views: 13427

Who would volunteer to save the hemlocks?

So, I was wondering how many of my fellow climbers would be willing to help save the hemlocks on the PMRP and MFRP? I was belaying last weekend on the PMRP under a 100 foot-plus tall hemlock when a small sprig from the upper boughs, dislodged by the gusting wind, landed on the ground at my feet. Whe...
by Shannon
Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Area 6- CLOSED
Replies: 7
Views: 119598

Re: Area 6- CLOSED

Proving Ground is owned by a different owner, so this closure is based upon direct information from the owner of Area 6 only. Ownership for Proving Ground has not been verified but neither has permission been affirmatively given or denied. That is all I know at this time.
by Shannon
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Area 6- CLOSED
Replies: 7
Views: 119598

Re: Area 6- CLOSED

Area 6 is now listed as closed on the online guide because the property owner has expressed a clear, unambiguous directive that he does not want anyone entering his land, trespassing on his land and/or climbing on his land. Ray has responded to this new information from the owner by respecting the o...
by Shannon
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: USFS Ticketing on Bald Rock - help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 4865

Re: USFS Ticketing on Bald Rock - help needed

On a USFS map, the District Ranger, Dave Manner, pointed to a disconnected road entering National Forest land crossing private land off of Little Sinking and said that the USFS had approved a request for a gate to be placed across the road by the land owner. He said the USFS did not erect the gate a...
by Shannon
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: USFS Ticketing on Bald Rock - help needed
Replies: 22
Views: 4865

Re: USFS Ticketing on Bald Rock - help needed

Since I had previous contacts with the Forest Service, and I didn't want to get a ticket, I went in and sat down with the USFS District Ranger, Dave Manner and Patrol Officer, Kim Kipp for an hour at the main USFS DBNF office in Winchester today, March 12. We looked at several maps, USFS, county, PM...
by Shannon
Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Front Page
Topic: Our very own Paul Vidal
Replies: 7
Views: 130225

Re: Our very own Paul Vidal

Congratulations Paul, well deserved! You are an exemplar of gracious selflessness with quiet and steady leadership. Generations of climbers will be the beneficiaries of your, Rick Bost’s and others, vision and personal contribution through the RRGCC to continue to make the Red the special world clas...
by Shannon
Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: Sport
Topic: Suggestion Box
Replies: 10
Views: 2900

Re: Suggestion Box

I am by no stretch of the imagination an expert on development but I agree with Andrew. For me, it is simply about more climbing, pure and simple. I like long routes, always have. It is just my bias. The first time I found myself on a route that I wished the route developer had “stopped” the route a...
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: Climbing Community
Topic: MV anchor cleaning accident
Replies: 19
Views: 3994

Re: MV anchor cleaning accident

Frethawk, I don’t think your interest in what happened and request to discuss is unreasonable at all. Sorry if it may have come across as a hush-hush topic or that you may have offended. Especially, since you say the events play over and over in your head…that must have been hard to be that close to...
by Shannon
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: More climbing!
Topic: Legality of climbing in Kentucky?
Replies: 13
Views: 3469

Re: Legality of climbing in Kentucky?

It is not illegal to climb on Kentucky state parks. It is a State Park Policy issued under Park Memo 05-01 to prohibit climbing without prior written permission. See below. Other land owned by Kentucky would be covered by whatever agency or jurisdiction was responsible, for example, KY Fish and Wild...