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Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Kentucky Wall
Replies: 62
Views: 7583

Re: The Kentucky Wall

If I wanted to report someone, I would have picked up the phone and reported someone. I didn't. If you flip back in this thread, you'll see my original post was to note that publishing illegally bolted crags can cause problems. That's it. DrRockso is the one who first mentioned KY Wall being on FS l...
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Kentucky Wall
Replies: 62
Views: 7583

Re: The Kentucky Wall

Heath, climbing [...] cracks is OK. Hiking into the woods with a rack is OK. The new bolts [...] are not. [...] Did you and the ranger discuss creation of a new trial? Did you get anything from the ranger in writing? Most importantly, can you explain why one ranger's opinion would even matter? Indiv...
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Kentucky Wall
Replies: 62
Views: 7583

Re: The Kentucky Wall

Let’s first talk history. The anti-climbing proposal in the 1990s was not to ban bolting. It was to ban climbing, all climbing . The current “no new bolts” policy was a compromise. It was achieved because people like Shannon convinced the FS that climbers were responsible. That compromise almost col...
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Kentucky Wall
Replies: 62
Views: 7583

Re: The Kentucky Wall

According to DBNF website: Development of any new rock climbing, bouldering or rappelling areas and development of any climbing routes involving the permanent installation of new fixed anchors or new trail construction requires prior Forest Service authorization. 261.9. (Link: https://www.fs.usda.go...
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Kentucky Wall
Replies: 62
Views: 7583

Re: The Kentucky Wall

Adding new bolt anchors where there were none before is not in line with FS guidelines. And, placing webbing at the top of a crack 10 minutes before it's "rebolted" does not qualify as replacement of anchors. I realize people want new climbs. But "Kentucky Wall," and more of its kind that would sure...
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Trad
Topic: The Kentucky Wall
Replies: 62
Views: 7583

Re: The Kentucky Wall

Putting illegally bolted walls online will cause bigger problems.
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: 2 Newbs looking for someone to show us the ropes
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: 2 Newbs looking for someone to show us the ropes

I'm guessing price-wise they're all fairly close, but I'm not sure. Any AMGA certified guide can teach you how to lead belay, climb and clean. Some might already be booked for your weekend. Shoot and email or give them a call. In no particular order, the three with offices in RRG are: 1. Torrent Fal...
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Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Hooking Up
Topic: 2 Newbs looking for someone to show us the ropes
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: 2 Newbs looking for someone to show us the ropes

Glad to hear you're interested in outdoor climbing. This question gets asked a lot. There are three pro guide services in RRG. They all have great people working there. I recommend hiring one to show you the ropes.
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Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: Lost in the woods
Topic: FS Road 9B status
Replies: 35
Views: 18763

Re: FS Road 9B status

gregg wrote:Could you take an ATV around the gate? A mile is a bit far.
Some of us would like to hear just nature sounds when climbing outside. If you think a mile of completely flat, wide, well-maintained, gravel roadway too much to walk, maybe you could pedal your bicycle.