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Social climber
Oxnard, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 14, 2007 - 08:35pm PT
What's the best way to handle graffiti on rock. Juan? Have you got that Stoney Point situation under control yet? Like at Mugu Rock where they just paint over the graffiti, it makes the rock slick and worse off than before.

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Apr 14, 2007 - 10:36pm PT
A search under the magic words "graffiti removal" reveals all:

Apr 14, 2007 - 10:40pm PT
I posted this here before but never mentioned the location.
It's called Wikiup, in the Angeles National Forest.
In the mid 70's it was a beautiful place to swim, cliff dive and hang out with friends. It was quiet, clean and secluded.
This picture was taken a few years ago and I doubt I'll ever return.
I'm glad I got to be there when it existed. Too bad my kids will never get to experience it.


Las Vegas
Apr 14, 2007 - 10:50pm PT
How not to do it.
Lost Arrow

Trad climber
The North Ridge of the San Fernando
Apr 15, 2007 - 12:20am PT

Since I started taking Zoloft I really do not think much about the Graffiti at Stoney Point. It is only bad up top at Stoney. I had the local OSH hardware store match the sandstone color. I have this mixing code I give them when I need paint. Most of the Graffiti is not on boulder problems. I buy gallon cans at $20 dollars. I must have spent 200 dollars on paint.

I think the rock at Magu is slicker to begin with. Be careful bouldering it. I know more then one person that has destroyed their ankles on the landing.

What might work at Pt. Magu is a sand blaster. I think the rock is to hard to be damaged?


Trad climber
Apr 15, 2007 - 01:23am PT
I believe graffiti is removed with a torch - paint burns.

Trad climber
electric lady land
Apr 15, 2007 - 09:35am PT


Apr 15, 2007 - 12:07pm PT
Wow that's some awesome graphics.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Apr 15, 2007 - 05:11pm PT
The best way to handle graffiti?

I think that the best way to have clean rock is to use a pro-active approach. When the punk begins to shake that little ball in the spray can give him two in the chest and one in the head.

And watch your backstop lest you become part of the problem!

Trad climber
Apr 15, 2007 - 09:07pm PT
Great pics Dino!

Social climber
Under a Big Sky
Apr 16, 2007 - 01:15am PT
Excellent technique Ron, Bravo!

Trad climber
electric lady land
Apr 16, 2007 - 08:36am PT
don't be surprised if'n the lead
comes your way instead,
you might catch one in the chest
and two in the head.

not from poor choice of
backstop either.

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 16, 2007 - 08:59am PT


Jan 9, 2008 - 01:16pm PT
"matisse" who posts here on occasion has some experience with a graffiti removing agent that worked quite well at Mt. Woodson. Maybe she'll chime in.

Trad climber
the south
Jan 9, 2008 - 01:46pm PT
Don't ask Juan for advice about graffiti for god's sake.

Painting over graffiti is downright stupid.

Anders gave a link to a thread about this subject that has everything I wrote about doing it right.

Soon as the weather gets warm I am consulting with the city government here to remove a lot of graffiti PROPERLY from our local boulder field.

The city Forester and I have worked on this problem for years now. There are many bad ways that everyone wants to use because they seem easy.

We hope to make a documentary of the process so people can see how to do it right.

Meanwhile, read the good parts in that link anders (Mighty Hiker) gave.
Standing Strong

Trad climber
send me on my way
Jan 9, 2008 - 02:01pm PT
get those kids to do their work someplace else... how 'bout some community programs... get permission for them to express themselves positively, someplace else... like on blank walls that are boring... i don't support tagging, especially when it's gang related... but i do love street art... some of those kids are seriously talented.

Standing Strong

Trad climber
send me on my way
Jan 9, 2008 - 02:06pm PT
p.s. watch your back if you're in someone else's hood removing graffitti - don't get yourself shot.
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