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Re: How bad was it?

Post by milspecmark » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:34 am

Where is Coal Bank?

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by dustonian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:36 am

collective term for Solar/Gold Coast/Darkfarbright Sides/Chossroads

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by Meadows » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:46 pm

dustonian wrote:Darkfarshortbright Sides
Clever, but I added one

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by dustonian » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:46 pm

SHHHH!!!!!

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by bentley » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:55 pm

For the record. Since the RRGCC initiated the purchase of the PMRP, no part has ever been "closed" to climbing. During the Rocktoberfest comp, we ask that those competing has first dibs on the sore heel parking lot. There is quite a bit of parking right off coal bank and the walk is surprisingly short.

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by [email protected] » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:35 am

Drove by lady slipper.....global village.....30 cars....laughed.......then drove by military, left flank....laughed harder.......then went to the zoo......4 cars. Pretty much whole crag to ourselves. Not my first choice, but population accomadation
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Re: How bad was it?

Post by pigsteak » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:22 am

zoo blows....hill too steep
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Re: How bad was it?

Post by milspecmark » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:00 am

Climbed at the "What about Bob Wall". Only saw 4 total climbers there all day. They were doing the competition so they were moving pretty quick. We even accidently parked at sore heal. We had no idea it was supposed to be closed. The guy in the parking lot informed us as we got out of our car but he gladly told us it was no problem and let us climb.

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by dustonian » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:07 am

again, the crags weren't closed. they just asked that you park in a different lot until after 12 pm.

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by climb2core » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:12 am

dustonian wrote:again, the crags weren't closed. they just asked that you park in a different lot until after 12 pm.
Actually, Josephine said it was closed till 5pm. And the RRGCC sites wording made it sound as if the PMRP was "just for you" talking about the the comp. My perception was that the RRGCC didn't want people climbing there unless they were part of the comp on Sat, and to not climb at the walls with clinics on Sunday.
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Re: How bad was it?

Post by dustonian » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:13 am

I certainly agree that the communication needs to be improved. But just to be clear, no crag in the PMRP was closed or ever will be. It's also worth noting that the "PMRP" is not just Sore Heel... it also includes all the Coal Bank crags, Bob Marley, Chica Bonita, and Drive By (not to mention the neighboring Chocolate Factory and Motherlode on adjacent property). In fact, I went to Bob Marley Saturday and Dark Side Sunday and neither was particularly busy.
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Re: How bad was it?

Post by bentley » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:17 am

Sorry for the confusion. We will be sure to make that very clear next year.

And yes, never closed.
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Re: How bad was it?

Post by dustonian » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:24 am

Now if we could just get all those visiting hordes to drop a few bucks in the donation boxes at Muir as they stroll past them, we'd be in business.

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by climb2core » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:36 am

Thanks Bentley. And Dustin, that will definitely be part of the plan for next year.

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Re: How bad was it?

Post by lena_chita » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:35 pm

climb2core wrote:
dustonian wrote:again, the crags weren't closed. they just asked that you park in a different lot until after 12 pm.
Actually, Josephine said it was closed till 5pm. And the RRGCC sites wording made it sound as if the PMRP was "just for you" talking about the the comp. My perception was that the RRGCC didn't want people climbing there unless they were part of the comp on Sat, and to not climb at the walls with clinics on Sunday.
While I wasn't able to attend Rocktoberfest this year, I did help out with the clinic last year. And I can say that the sign posted at the trailhead was pretty clear-- the area (Shire in our case, it was a first-timer intro to climbing clinic) was NOT closed for the clinic. The sign simply informed people that the clinic was being held there, so if they didn't want to climb there, they didn't have to hike all the way up there only to discover that the easiest couple climbs were occupied. The sign clearly did not deter non-clinic participants from climbing there. We had a steady stream of people climbing by all day, and nobody seemed to mind the clinic.

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