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Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 26, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
I wrote a bit about the latest Yosemite Bolt War on my blog. Check it out
Yosemite Bolt Wars


Social climber
A Sandy Area South of a Salty Lake
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:16pm PT
I think you were wrong to remove it.

Trad climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:20pm PT
Seems like a historical landmark to me, one that means allot to all kinds of people from all over the world. Erasing it, Why? So you can write about it on your Blog?

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:21pm PT
Blow me...
the Fet

Apr 26, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
Good riddance, who needs to be reminded of history?

This thing should be scratched out too:

And there's a bunch of petroglyphs at Donner Summit that need cleaning too.

Sport climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 03:46pm PT

Trad climber
Sacramento CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
It's pretty funny for you to make the statement "does climbing need these trademarks?" after you have taken it upon yourself to be the judge and jury... maybe you should take a bit of ownership and say "I have decided for the world that we don't need these trademarks"

Who cares if people like taking a picture next to it? If Photogenic Euros annoy you don't boulder there, tie in and go get some exposure.
Jebus H Bomz

Peavine Basecamp
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:13pm PT
Just a bit of self-indulgent writing is what I saw.

Trad climber
Northern California
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:20pm PT
Sounds like an old-dog who is over the hill, past his prime, still feels the need to pee on a fire hydrant.

30 mins. from suicide USA
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:20pm PT

between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:22pm PT
That memorial to Raffy Bedain really pisses me off. I'm going to pull it out.

Trad climber
Auburn, CA
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:24pm PT
You have written better James. I'm fine with you scrubbing it off. How will people find it now? That is the question....

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Sounds like an old-dog who is over the hill, past his prime, still feels the need to pee on a fire hydrant.

But, he's not an old-dog. I remember when James showed up in the Valley, a talented noob, getting in over his head... just like the rest of us were bitd.

The Midnight Lighting chalk never bothered me. In fact, it releases a ton of memories. Mostly of failure and falling off the bolt hold, time and time again, ha ha. It's a piece of history, IMO.

James, if you really want to make a difference you should go on crusade of erasing all the big ass letters that universities, colleges and even high schools graffiti on the mountains and hillsides of every big town and city in the US.

Now THAT would be a proud and a worthy cause. Eye soars, IMO.

Trad climber
East Coast US
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
ana dablam

mother earth
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
elementary school quality writing. sorry i clicked.

Trad climber
San Francisco, USA
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
The magic left the bolt years ago.

The magic may have left your heart, but not mine.


Deep South
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
Why did you need to remove it and spray about it on the internet?

After laying my eyes on El Cap and Half Dome for the first time, the next thing I wanted to see was Midnight Lightning (with the lightning bolt, of course).

Mountain climber
San Francisco, California
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:34pm PT
go send 'Massively Inflated Sense of Self Importance', V12, and impress us all. Christ, talk about first world problems. what the f*#k ever.

Boulder climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
James, I never said the Euros did it! , I said "It was The French" that put the Bolt back, for photos. Anyway Bless your Heart, you mean well. DF

Mountain climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
I hope I never meet you...I already don't like you.
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