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Offline M_Sprague

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Re: general sport crag etiquette
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2007, 10:38:50 AM »
Been climbing for about 22 years. I'll be 92 next March. I just look old for my age.
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Re: general sport crag etiquette
« Reply #61 on: June 12, 2007, 11:46:50 AM »
Climbing for 30 years....since I was 16

Guess that gives my age away

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Re: general sport crag etiquette
« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2007, 07:05:45 PM »
  Went to Wild River last weekend. Awesome routes in a quiet setting above a babbling brook yada yada............  Anyway, on the approach you could see this line of draws strung across the center of the cliff! WTF?  This cliff is only a couple hundred feet from a popular hiking trail and very visible. I wonder what the hikers think?
  Wild River is now in a designated wilderness. FYI


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Re: general sport crag etiquette
« Reply #63 on: August 01, 2007, 09:11:35 PM »
Wow, sweet looking route. In a wilderness area those fixed slings are definitely a no-no. I thought fixed gear was out too, or is it just that you can't use power tools? We have to give up some things as climbers, but I always considered that one should really practice the no trace ethic fully in a Wilderness area ( assuming it is a legit wilderness and not up on El Cap or something) I wouldn't even clean a route in a wilderness area.
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Re: general sport crag etiquette
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2007, 09:22:47 PM »
Yeah, it means no more power tools. Fortunately it was developed before the wilderness designation. Big Red is a New England standout as are several other routes here.
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