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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: $3-$5 for Forest passes
« Last post by kenreville on August 11, 2016, 03:21:54 PM »
Am I the only one who thinks that $20-30 a year isn't that big of a deal? I'm not crazy about paying taxes, but I do it anyway. Go live in Somalia if you want to live tax-free.

I'm just thankful that the government isn't selling off the public lands (like some states want to do) to private entities who could either shut off access or potentially charge vastly more to recreate on their property.

Your "thankful" that the gov't isn't selling off OUR- that's yours and mine, land? Again, your thankful? Gonna just follow along huh? (baah baah) Seems a rather pussified stance on the matter IMO. Why don't you write a letter to a congress critter and actually DO SOMETHING about it.

And sure, $20 /yr is no big deal right? Of course not. Just add it to the multitude of taxes, fees, registrations, etc.etc.etc. (ad nauseum). Do you know there was/is proposed legislation in Maryland to charge (tax) homeowners for the amount of rain water that lands on their property? Where does it end? Just so these scum bag politicians can keep on rolling along.

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Events & Announcements / Re: HERA Climb4Life Boston
« Last post by geargrrl on August 11, 2016, 12:50:56 PM »
Thanks guys!  I really appreciate your support.  Might have to have a meeting at Nightshift soon...

It really is going to be a great event.  Learn from the best...stay for the beer.
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Events & Announcements / Re: HERA Climb4Life Boston
« Last post by DaveR on August 11, 2016, 10:47:57 AM »
Good cause, good local rep, I have donated, you all should too.

(Maybe that $30 you don't want to spend on parking in the nat'l forest)

 :P

A+++

I have also donated and I'm a really cheap selfish bastard but this cause is worth supporting. a very close friends mom is fighting this right now and has been for 3 years. Will you be the one to push Ruth over her fundraising goal?

My $30 towards this will be much better spent than that same money in the hands of some government HACK!
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Events & Announcements / Re: HERA Climb4Life Boston
« Last post by ralbert20 on August 11, 2016, 10:20:32 AM »
Good cause, good local rep, I have donated, you all should too.

(Maybe that $30 you don't want to spend on parking in the nat'l forest)

 :P
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New Rock Routes / Re: New routes Mt Forist far left
« Last post by Admin Al on August 11, 2016, 09:27:26 AM »
I went there last week too. Had an ancient hand-drawn topo... Started where the trail met the cliff, then worked our way right... climbed 6 or so 2-3 pitch routes but didn't encounter anything harder than maybe easy 5.8? Until the last climb, far to the right, past the ladder, a long single pitch, maybe 5.9.   A cool, big cliff, fun, but when I go back I'd be looking for something a little harder. I heard there are a couple 10s way up and right somewhere?

The climb on the far right is Birthday Boy and is 5.9. I put it up last fall on Nov. 3rd with Joe and Judy Perez.

Nice, best route there, I thought.

thnX
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New Rock Routes / Re: New routes Mt Forist far left
« Last post by NEAlpineStart on August 10, 2016, 07:50:36 PM »
Will do!
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Events & Announcements / HERA Climb4Life Boston
« Last post by geargrrl on August 10, 2016, 03:46:24 PM »
I'd like to invite all Boston-area rock climbers and folks affected by ovarian cancer to become involved in HERA's Climb4Life Boston. The event is on September 10, at MetroRock Boston (in Everett), 1-6pm. In addition to Speed and Competition walls, there's a Dry Ice Tools wall, and a place for tributes to those we've lost. There will be clinics by pro-climbers Emilie Drinkwater, Majka Burhardt, Obe Carrion and chef/nutritionist Lisa Rand. There's a silent auction packed with great gear from Arc'Teryx, Patagonia, Mammut, Furnace Industries, Outdoor Gear Exchange and more. The day ends with a Summit Party with Harpoon Beer and food from Bertucci's. All ages and skill levels, including beginners, are welcome.

Registration is $45, $55 at the door. https://www.crowdrise.com/C4LBoston2016

We ask, but do not require, participants to pledge to raise $250 or more in donations to help fund scientific research grants aimed at eliminating ovarian cancer. The registration page makes it easy to set up a fundraiser, and to form a team, if you'd like. Top fundraisers win cool prizes from our sponsors.
As many of you know, most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are in the later stages of the disease. The symptoms are vague and easily confused with other diseases. So far, there arenít even any early detection tests; there is a lot of research to be done.
If you don't want to climb, but do want to donate, please visit my fundraising page:  https://www.crowdrise.com/ruthslater-c4lboston2016/fundraiser/ruthslater
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Rock Climbing: Trad / Re: Cannon - 3 routes in a day?
« Last post by johngassel on August 10, 2016, 01:33:05 PM »
My buddy and I did 4 routes on Cannon earlier this summer. 

I think the key to doing it is to be the first party on Moby or Whitney G which is getting increasingly hard these days with so many people climbing on Cannon.  Here's what we did:

1) Start on Moby ~ 5:30a
2) Top out on Moby and descend, using the cutoff trail, which took a while to find back to the base of the cliff
3) VMC DD (first 4 only) and rappel
4) Vertigo and rappel
5) Whitney G and descend back to the car ~9p

We weren't going extremely fast either, just trying to cover a lot of ground in a day in prep for our trip to the Diamond.  More is certainly possible.  Look to go back next year and improve by probably taking VMC to the top.

We used double ropes and a pretty light rack.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: $3-$5 for Forest passes
« Last post by kenreville on August 10, 2016, 11:31:32 AM »
Just curious, what other taxes do you feel like not paying and simply skipping? Sales tax, property tax, income tax, gas tax? At the gas station you pay only $1 per gallon and drive away? At the restaurant you pay the price on the menu and run away? or you just skip the ones you can get away with?
What other taxes do I skip because I don't feel like paying? That's implying that I'm dishonest. I've got too much integrity to tell you what I really think of your leading questions.
Ahhh... the benefits of living in NH: Sales tax? Nope. Income Tax? Nope. 
Perhaps there's a reason that judges are not enforcing this parking tax. Did you think it might be because it's illegal? Educate yourself.
You prefer being an uninformed sheeple, that's unfortunate, but hey, it's OK with me. Just don't dare imply that I'm dishonest.
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Climbing NOT (Bitch & moan, Politics) / Re: $3-$5 for Forest passes
« Last post by DaveR on August 10, 2016, 11:30:01 AM »
Believe it or not, not everything that Donald Trump says is true. 

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/08/03/business/ap-us-campaign-2016-iran-fact-check.html?_r=0

This has nothing to do with Trump, he is an idiot.

FACT: 400 million was changed from US currency to other currencies and then transferred to Iran. Obama admitted to the transfer, the only question is why it was done!


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