"Climb the Hill": Climbers Take Action for Public Lands

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10b4me

Mountain climber
Retired
May 13, 2017 - 12:44pm PT
Thank you.
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Technically...the spawning grounds of Yosemite
May 13, 2017 - 04:40pm PT
Finally got to meet Rick A and give him a huge thank you hug!

Credit: LilaBiene

The VA-MD-OH contingent:

Mark Baum of Access Fund, Taimur Ahmad of The Wilderness Society, AAC ...
Mark Baum of Access Fund, Taimur Ahmad of The Wilderness Society, AAC & District of Color Climbers, Jack Santo of Ohio Climbers Coalition, Chris Irwin of Mid Atlantic Climbers and Shelma Jun of Flash Foxy
Credit: LilaBiene

Incredible experience.
Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
May 14, 2017 - 12:01am PT
Thanks to all who went!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
May 14, 2017 - 02:48am PT
Alex the fashion plate!! Love the boots!!

Thanks, guys and gals. Hope this bears fruit.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2017 - 05:06am PT
Credit: Rick A
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
May 14, 2017 - 03:06pm PT
Represent!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2017 - 10:27am PT
It was a wonderful thing to see the leaders of the climbing community-- top pros like Peter Croft, Kai Lightner, Libby Sauter,Tommy Caldwell, and Alex Honnold, among others; and its two major organizations, the Access Fund and the American Alpine Club--coming together to speak out on these important issues.

Now, the rest of us should do our part. Here is a first step:

Write a letter to Interior Secretary Zinke about the importance of Bears Ears to the climbing community and urge him not to rescind or reduce the designation of it as a National Monument.

The Access Fund has a brilliant letter writing tool that makes it easy and takes about 5 minutes. These letters are vitally important as there is an official comment period about Bears Ears that will end May 26. So time is of the essence.

https://www.accessfund.org/take-action/campaigns/tell-secretary-zinke-not-to-rescind-or-reduce-bears-ears-national-monument

Post below once your letter is on its way.
Curt

climber
Gold Canyon, AZ
May 15, 2017 - 03:08pm PT
Letter sent.

Curt
Mighty Hiker

climber
Outside the Asylum
May 15, 2017 - 03:12pm PT
Them climbers cleaned up pretty good, eh? Who'd a thunk it?

Good work!
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2017 - 08:43am PT
Thanks Curt!

Anders-even letters from Canadians are welcome!
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 16, 2017 - 08:51am PT
Letter sent and thanks Rick and crew!

Tad
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
May 16, 2017 - 10:44am PT
Thank you Rick and crew, between The Access Society, info posted by Base 104 and links provided by Ed Hartouni on the Dep. Of Interior-Natl. Monuments Review-Public comment thread I was able to put together a good and hopefully convincing response and sent it off.

If you do not want to use the Access Fund's letter writing tool you can comment directly to the DOI by going to http://www.regulations.gov and entering “DOI-2017-0002” in the search bar and clicking “Search”. If your comments go over 5000 characters (which mine did) you have to attach them as a file.

Rick what is your feeling about the meetings you have been attending, do you think you are changing any minds?
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 16, 2017 - 10:48am PT
Bravo!

How successful does the team feel it went over?
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 16, 2017 - 11:41am PT
Thanks to you all, just as a reminder of those before us whose deeds have preserved our public lands for future generations:

Credit: Charlie D.

There will never come an end to the good that he has done

Amen!

Thanks again......letter sent.

Charlie D.

Nuglet

Trad climber
Orange Murica!
May 16, 2017 - 12:22pm PT
and here I thought all political threads were BANNED!
Greg Epperson

climber
Joshua Tree
May 16, 2017 - 06:12pm PT
Letter sent.

Credit: Greg Epperson
Charlie D.

Trad climber
Western Slope, Tahoe Sierra
May 17, 2017 - 05:57am PT
YC sent his letter, how about you?

http://www.patagonia.com/blog/2017/05/letter-to-secretary-of-the-interior-ryan-zinke-from-yvon-chouinard-and-rose-marcario/?utm_content=sf76356161&utm_medium=spredfast&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=Patagonia&sf76356161=1
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
May 17, 2017 - 06:42pm PT
letter sent. Rick, thank you and all of the rest of you that
went to DC to work on this issue. You are all heroes.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2017 - 10:18am PT
That's a fantastic shot Greg!

Steve-thanks!

Only days left to get Bears Ears letters in due to an unusually short comment period, apparently designed to discourage comments from folks like climbers.

Take a few minutes to send a letter through the Access Fund portal up above.







Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Topic Author's Reply - May 21, 2017 - 10:35am PT
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Credit: Rick A

Got to do a little tourism too.

Reminder to take a few minutes and get a letter in using the Access Fund link above.
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