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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 9, 2013 - 09:48am PT
Just watching morning news, and it said due to graffiti it was closed.

Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:53am PT
There is graffiti up there.

I don't see how "closing" the canyon solves anything, nor do I see exactly how they could enforce it.

Vandals aren't usually the type that follows the rules.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:54am PT
Finally!

I hate rattle snakes!

;)
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Apr 9, 2013 - 09:57am PT
http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/sci-sn-joshua-tree-park-graffiti-20130408,0,7980384.story
!!!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2013 - 10:15am PT
Thx Rincon.
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:06am PT
Credit: covelocos

Ummm... Nature?!?
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:13am PT
very sad.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:13am PT
The LA Times article says the perps were bragging about their exploits on
'social media'. I think we have a new paradigm for 'pathetic'.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:13am PT
We were up there Sat, and it was depressing to see as we rambled back down the canyon after climbing. Not much of it, and concentrated right near the waterfall/potholes but already spreading since the last time I was up there in the fall.

Not sure WTF they think "closing" the area will do. And I have no plans to obey said closure either. Closure is not an acceptable management strategy for a public resource where 99.99% of users are not part of the problem.

The LA Times article says the perps were bragging about their exploits on 'social media'

Then go f*#king arrest them, and stop with the knee jerk bs of "closing" it to the rest of us.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:17am PT
The Park Service should be encouraging more real nature lovers to go up there
especially if they have cameras.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:23am PT
I wonder how they convince themselves that sh#t is o.k. to do
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:42am PT
The grafitti in question was done in '92 and '94 ( according to the dates painted ). And just now, twenty years later, they get around to addressing the problem?

No wonder everything's so f*#ked-up in Joshua Tree.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Chaz, the article says "damage has now affected archaeological sites."
ana dablam

climber
mother earth
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:50am PT
those are their birth dates.
dikhed

climber
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:57am PT
sorry, that sh#t wasn't done twenty years ago and i agree with eciya
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 9, 2013 - 11:59am PT

Closing it off isn't going to do anything but make it easier for the "taggers"(???) to not get caught on their next outting...


Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Apr 9, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
This is our public lands, the ranger are paid by us and it is are constitutional right to use it.

Unfortunately, the taggers thought the same thing.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 9, 2013 - 01:06pm PT
FWIW,

The grafiti on Barker Dam has exploded exponentialy since they put a fence around it.

Closing the area won't help.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 9, 2013 - 01:09pm PT


Closing it will only make the young testosterone overloaded MoFo's want to play even more...

A CHALLENGE of sorts...

Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Apr 9, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
Me thinks this is all leading up to a possible entrance fee at Indian Cove . The NPS will use the vandalism as a justification.
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