Devils Tower Lifts Temporary Climbing Closure

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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jun 30, 2010 - 11:00pm PT
Rushmore must've been a cool crag.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 30, 2010 - 11:01pm PT
Anyone have shots of it before it was defaced?
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jun 30, 2010 - 11:15pm PT
the before (from a quick google search)...looks cool!

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 30, 2010 - 11:17pm PT
I'd hit that!
TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Jun 30, 2010 - 11:23pm PT
as would I!

I was looking for an 'after' from a similar angle...but this one seemed pretty cool


EDIT: is that an OW roof next to Lincoln?!^^^
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 1, 2010 - 12:56am PT
The John Wilkes Booth approach pitch?
blahblah

Gym climber
Boulder
Jul 1, 2010 - 01:05am PT
All you hypocritical A-hoes who support a climbing ban because some Indians are in favor of it should get your cracker-white asses back to Europe or Canada or wherever they came from. After all, that's what at least some Indians want, right?

If you say your religion forbids people from engaging in a healthy, legal activity in one of the best places to do it at the best time to do it, you can take your religion and shove it. I don't really expect any of you to care about my silly, primitive, superstitions beliefs, and I don't care about yours.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 1, 2010 - 01:15am PT
Does the Booth approach have a Boston Corbett finish?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jul 7, 2010 - 02:08pm PT
I think George is crying because the park service wont let us climb on any of these sweet cracks. Much of the wall on the right gets closed periodically due to "increased terrorist threat" or something. Like what is a climber going to do to Mt. Rushmore that tons of dynomite has not already done. Oh yeah I guess we could hang a banner which could affect access, thanks a lot greenpeace.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/08/AR2009070802246.html
Avituro

climber
Idaho
Jan 27, 2015 - 01:30pm PT
Climbing at Devil's Tower in June is a selfish thing. Some say, "Well they don't ban everyone, just climbers. So I"m not following it." Well, that's not the point. The point is you're not a Harley rider. You're a climber, and you represent all of us when you decide to climb there in June. We decided that surplus land from Native Americans belonged to us when we made some national parks. We settled for offering the tribes money, but this offended them more than anything. This was also the same philosophy that allowed us to board Native American children in schools to take them from their "savage culture" and indoctrinate them into a more "civilized culture."

Not climbing for one month for respect of a people's way of life because they hold these practices sacred is just one small thing you can do to not only show respect, but to show climbers are a cut above the rest of recreational users. I've been climbing my entire adult life, and my best friends are all climbers. Not one of them will climb Devil's Tower in June. It's a respect thing. It's a culture thing.

Ultimately, it's your choice. When you choose to climb, I would say it's advocating your right to be "that type of climber." However, "that type of climber" doesn't represent me, my friends and the people I respect in the climbing world.
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Denver, Colorado
Jan 27, 2015 - 03:22pm PT
Back in the 70s there was supposedly a plot by AIM to blow up Mt. Rushmore. Police pulled over a motor home owned by actor Marlon Brando, which was used by AIM. It was full of dynamite, mechanical watches turned into timers, firearms with obliterated serial numbers, etc. AIM was being disrupted by the FBI at the time, and I have always thought it was a set up. As Judi Bari famously said, you can always tell who the FBI infiltrator is. He's the one who can get the dynamite. But, the Indians will never win, go to a reservation if you want to see poverty and despair.
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