Park @ 140 gate and walk up to Arch Rock - ok or not ok?


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i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Oct 3, 2013 - 02:45am PT
Currently, it's a rock just like any other rock as far as I'm concerned. The government can take away the perks like bathrooms and rescues but THEY CANNOT TAJE IT AWAY. It belongs to the people not the government.
F*#k anyone who says orherwise

Trad climber
Sh#t Hole, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 3, 2013 - 03:18am PT
F*#k anyone who says orherwise

It appears that the federal government more or less controls the climbing scene, and hence the climbing culture, in the United States. With the push of a button in Washington the federal government can shutdown the climbing in America.

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 3, 2013 - 06:41am PT
where can i get a ranger uni?

gonna chop the locks on the entrance booth and collect 12 bucks a car,

should be able to bag about 1000 bucks before the tazer boys show up,

climbers get in free, if they have weed,


Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 3, 2013 - 10:56pm PT
Ophir wall is open folks . . . no fools and no tools. Might be a bit cold tomorrow though.

Oct 4, 2013 - 01:48am PT
Werner, why is there even a "get caught" in the conversation?

It's closed to all recreation and that includes climbing.

Not my idea and I have nothing to do with it either.

I'm just telling you since you're so dense. (Just plain stupid)

Do what ever you "think" you need to do.

It's your choice .......

Mountain climber
Oct 4, 2013 - 01:54am PT
i didn't choose to have diarrhea this evening

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Oct 4, 2013 - 02:34am PT
butt plug?


Gym climber
sawatch choss
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
What Michelle said.

Figure it out.

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 4, 2013 - 12:46pm PT
So .... Lets look ahead say 10 years.... with O-Care firmly in place and giving the health care we all need...

and some president, who ever, whatever party in power and some minority party say- 40%- won't go along with "majority" ....gets the government to
"SHUTDOWN"... gasp!

It won't be your Nat Park lands getting closed. It will be the HOSPITAL that is shut down. With armed tools standing outside, to keep you locked out.

Wake up people.

Oct 4, 2013 - 11:24pm PT
Because it's CLOSED. Are you really that dense??

I'm not stopping you from anything! I didn't make the rules you retard!

You have a brain? If so use it.

I can't do anything here either.

I'm in the same boat you are, as are thousands of others also.

God you really are stupid.

If you want to interpret it any way you want then do so.

You already did a long time ago anyways.

It's your choice and free will.

Unbelievable a guy like you can't even think ......


Boulder climber
Oct 4, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
One strategy might be to approach Tuolumne from east slope via 120 - have somebody drop you off with a bike, stash it, climb something, then coast back down Tioga.

Oct 5, 2013 - 12:12am PT

Because you made the original mistake.

You're TheMaster and you don't know?

What kind of master are you anyways?


Oct 5, 2013 - 12:24am PT
I don't see where I made "the original mistake"

I already knew you would say that before I posted that.

It will take you hundreds of lifetimes before you will completely realize the answer to that.

You will one day or a lifetime in the future ......

Oct 5, 2013 - 01:03am PT
The original question was "ok or not ok?"

I directly gave "not OK". "Closed"

You did not like any of them and started ranting about it being "bullsh!t" "Our park" "Question authority" "Why" "It doesn't have to be this way"
"I'm like them in Washington" "I should entertain thoughts" etc etc.

I just plain gave direct uninterpreted simple answer ....
John M

Oct 5, 2013 - 01:25am PT
The original question was "ok or not ok?"

I directly gave "not OK". "Closed"

You did not like any of them and started ranting about it being "bullsh!t" "Our park" "Question authority" "Why" "It doesn't have to be this way"
"I'm like them in Washington" etc etc.

I just plain gave direct uninterpreted simple answer ....

Swish.. all net baby... all net.

Truckee, CA
Oct 5, 2013 - 04:18am PT
There's a lot of fine goddamn places in this state and country to climb that are not affected by the shutdown. Go find 'em. You wont have to look very hard.

Oct 5, 2013 - 10:54am PT
The only true Master I know fights the title for all he is worth.
John M

Oct 5, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Werner's comments reflect the pervasive mentality among people who work for NPS that this is not our Valley. We are allowed to visit when they say, but ultimately we're like children in the kitchen -- supervised at all times for our safety and protection and that of the dishes

Nope.. Werner is just being practical. The park is closed. If you do go in, you risk arrest and fines. That has been his point all along. Way too many people have been encouraging people to go climb in the park by saying things like "its okay". Werner is just giving a clear warning that there is a risk.

He never responded to Pseudomaster. ( can't call him master because I see no mastery in him ) Why didn't he respond to Pseudomaster's question of "why". Because that wasn't the original question and arguing with someone like Pseudomaster is pointless, plus it muddies the water for those looking for practical beta. Psuedomaster just argues because he wants to argue. Plus Werner was likely partially yanking his chain by only answering the original question of the thread.

If you want to ask" Why is the Park closed", then that is a different question then the original question and has multiple levels.

Khanom, would you risk your job and home to stand up to the powers that be in Washington over something like a park closure? Its sucks and Werner and I have both said that it sucks. Werner has no power to change what they are doing in Washington and to expect him to stand up to them is just plain mean because it is foolish. You want change? then you have to look deeper then Werner's response that the park is closed. He isn't even the park superintendent. He just works for SAR.. On this forum we respect SAR, but in the politics of the park, they are peons. They have very little power to effect anything but search and rescues. They effect no other park policy. So you are asking someone with little to no power over the closure to go to their slaughter over something that will be resolved in a few weeks. What does that say about you?

Did you go to the "Occupy Yosemite" event in the meadows? Did anyone here? Some are asking Werner to risk his livelyhood and his home. What are they risking? Sneaking into the park is not the same.
Roger Brown

Oceano, California
Oct 5, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
Well said John,
Why can't some people figure this stuff out on there own. Of course they have to control access. What is it, 10-20 thousand visitors a day during a normal October? There is no money to pay the workers so they were sent home. There are no bathrooms, no one to empty thrash cans, no one to keep tourons from driving in the meadows or parking in the street blocking traffic. Without some kind of control, the tourons would destroy our park in no time. It is not the rangers, or the NPS, or the president. It's Congress. Our Congress. We voted them in and we can vote them out. Those that come on here, talk sh#t, call other people names, while hiding behind a phoney name, probably don't even vote.

Oct 5, 2013 - 12:57pm PT
I give up.

Good. Thank you.

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