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mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:24am PT
Thanks for the insight Ksolem. He sounds like a plain politician (meant in the worst sense of the word - and yes, there are good ones).

Bruce, thanks for attending on behalf of climbers, it doesn't sound quite as private as I'd feared. And thanks (again!) for the rebolting.
Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:25am PT
Does this mean that the "age of consent" in the new Pinnacles National Park is now 16 years old? Are you violating the Mann Act if you bring an underage girl to Pinnacles for "immoral purposes", or does Federal Law trump State Law in this case?

All youth leaders must know the truth! Awaiting clarification . . .

Lmao! Moreskitz nails it!
Guck

Trad climber
Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:27am PT
The flip side is that old geezers will get in for free with their senior pass :)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Feb 12, 2013 - 12:31am PT

Exactly. To quote Edward Abbey from Desert Solitaire... "When does the construction begin?"

well said

Beatings will continue until the Park is improved!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 12, 2013 - 02:34am PT
there were almost 500 attendees...
Interesting.

I did get in some rebolting before the ceremony.
Cool! Always good to have a Plan A. :-)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:27pm PT
Let the flames begin...


Did somebody call the fire department?

Cuz this parkification is a good danged idea.

It promotes the place, which ultimately might be a bad thing for condors and climbers, I ADMIT.

But the place is such springtime lovely it is under-appreciated, as is that other place south of there in the Coast Range. Llano Carrizo, thet's it--nice flowers there, too, that time of year.

Hite Cove on the S Fork Merced River is great for that sort of hike, as well as Table Mtn. in Tuolumne Co.

None of these spots compare to Yosemite Valley, and it does it without the floweres.

It's not "fair" but it's Ma Nature, and as the Park Service is fond of saying, "Nature rules."

Choss vs granite
Height vs spectacular height
Bah vs interesting

But...some things about Pinnacles are cool. You can still get the guidebook by John Wolfe is one thing not mentioned in this short list.

http://www.fodors.com/news/new-national-park-pinnacles-6436.html

JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 12, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
The flip side is that old geezers will get in for free with their senior pass :)

That's already the case, since the NPS currently runs the Monument. Only 124 days until I can get my Golden Turkey, but who's counting?

John
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Feb 12, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
You can still get the guidebook by John Wolfe

Really? Do you have a copy?
I have a copy of his guidebook to Joshua Tree (when it was still a Monument and not a National Park yet).
Both places are hot in the summer.
However, I'm quite sure that John Wolfe never wrote a guidebook to the Pinnacles National Monument.
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