It is agreed that simply being courteous will help ensure continued access to climbing areas. If everybody did that, life would be good. But I cannot accept the "who cares who owns what" mind set. For some people, that uninformed attitude means they have no idea who the owner is, what the rules are, or what the owner's future plans might be. We shouldnt stay in the dark about such things. How many of us have ever spoken to the landowner/manager of our favorite climbing area(s)? Hey, I hate people who preach, so I will stop there.
Answer sheet to quiz:
Rumney â€“ White Mtn. National Forest, managed by the US National Forest Service. Some of the land at the parking lot and main crag was privately owned, and was purchased by the Access Fund (with some $ from the Boston AMC) 10 years ago, then turned over to the Forest Service.
Pawtuckaway â€“ Pawtuckaway State Park, managed by NH Division of Parks and Recreation. Breeding ground for most mosquitoes in NH.
Otter Cliffs â€“ Acadia National Park, managed by the US National Park Service. The first national park east of the Mississippi.
Katahdin â€“ Managed by Baxter State Park Authority, State of Maine.
Crow Hill â€“ Leominster State Forest, managed by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Division of State Parks and Recreation (recently renamed, formerly Dept. of Environmental Mgt.)
College Rock â€“ A municipal park, managed by the Town of Hopkinton.
Rose Ledge â€“ The cliff is part of the Northfield Mtn. Recreation & Environmental Education Center, owned by Northeast Utilities. Two parking areas, the one closest to route 2 is privately owned, the other by Northeast Utilities.
Quincy Quarries â€“ Quincy Quarries Reservation (aka Quincy Quarries Historic Site), part of the Blue Hills Reservation, managed by the MA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Urban Parks and Recreation (recently renamed, formerly the Metropolitan District Commission, now combined with DEM).
Gunks â€“ Most popular cliffs owned by the Mohonk Preserve Inc., a private land trust. Some State Park land and private land nearby also.
Smugglers Notch â€“ Smugglers Notch State Park, managed by VT Agency of Natural Resources.