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Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jun 5, 2012 - 10:49pm PT
Walk In Campground at Patridge Farm

You can see at the following link that an addendum to the Castle Rock General Plan of March 2000 authorized a new parking lot and walk-in campground to be built at Partridge Farm to the north of the main CRSP Parking Lot.

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=21313

What ever became of the project? A walk in campground where climbers and boulderers visiting from out of State or overseas could camp overnight seems like an excellent idea. I know the Sierra Club and a mysterious group called the 'Friends of Castle Rock State Park' filed suite with the State to authorize a environmental advisory committee to formulate an acceptable "carrying capacity" for the Park. Is that where the idea for a walk in campground died? I know a bobcat earth mover appeared in the Partridge Farm parking lot maybe 5 or 6 years ago and moved gravel around for while as if it was working on the preliminary construction for the walk in campground. Then, all activity stopped, the bobcat disappeared, and a couple of mounds of gravel are still sitting piled up in the old Partridge Farm parking lot in front of the Interpretive Shelter.

Always some mysterious background formatting going on up at CRSP. Is there a shadowy group of "disinterested" environmental scientists sitting on a Resource Advisory Committee coming up with a definition of what the acceptable "carrying capacity" of the Park should be? Check out the link to the Castle Rock General Plan Settlement of the Sierra Club et alia's law suite. Wonder if such an independent Resource Advisory Committee ever came into being? If so, what's their agenda; might it include limiting climber access to CRSP? Dunno!
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jun 5, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
best rangers in the world up there,

so kind and happy, always glad to see park users,



if i had a tazer, id tazer in the morning, id tazer in the evening, all over this land,

Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jun 5, 2012 - 11:28pm PT
That's why the Rangers at CRSP are so "happy" as you put it, Sprock! They're being "tooled" themselves by a group of radical environmentalists who would like the Park to be part of a bio-corridor - a "people-free zone". Only the problem, as the shadow government perceives it, are those nasty climbers, who by wandering around the Park challenge that ideal state of affairs. I've always had a gut feeling that someone is giving orders up at Castle, but that someone isn't a State Park ranger. The Wizard of Oz behind the screen? Who exactly is Mr. Big?
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Jun 6, 2012 - 06:28am PT
i can't share your enthusiasm for the new breed of tool, bluey. they're a combination of good cop/bad cop rolled into one, and the element that's missing is public accountability. they're out there enforcing an increasing stricture of petty regulations--they think "very professionally"--regulations which have been developed in a vacuum to be force-fed to an increasingly cynical, bewildered and disaffected public.

"what have you given us?"

"a republic, ma'am--if you can keep it."

--exchange between ben franklin and a woman outside the hall in philadelphia
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jun 6, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
And yet . . . and yet . . . all those petty regulations developed in secret by shadowy third parties are not "laws" per se (although, in pinch, they are backed up by statutes in the California penal code). Still, it appears to me as if the rangers are not so much enforcing laws that are already in place, but making up and enforcing their own set of "laws" according to which way the political wind in blowing in and around the boundaries of Castle Rock State Park and, in fact, all along Skyline Boulevard. One begins to wonder who exactly are the members of the "Friends of Castle Rock State Park" and in what way are they connected with the Santa Clara Audubon Society, the Sierra Club, and of course the South Skyline Property Owners Association? Exactly who is sitting on the so-called Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)? Does such a committee of "disinterested" environmental scientists even exist? Is there some kind of overall policy being implemented to exclude climbers from the Park in order to reduce visitation within some kind of vaguely defined "carrying capacity"? Sure seems as though ranger hostility to climbers is a function of some kind of broader policy decisions made behind closed doors. As Castle Rock squirms!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2012 - 09:52am PT
Hey, Dirt Claude is coming to town. We climb tomorrow, anybody else wanna go?
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jun 24, 2012 - 11:15am PT
any cute asian chicks gonna be there?

what about BEER?
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jun 24, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
Just ask the CRSP "Shadow Government", Sprock! They're the ones who establish and maintain "carrying capacity" quotas up there.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jun 24, 2012 - 01:32pm PT
i bet the confiscated gardening equipment is still down there by the green monster,

they were gonna chopper it out but too much wind, probably still there,

i see cartel people climbing at CRSP all the time, down there buy the waterfall, they wait til everybody leaves then slip back down to camp,
thank god for us climbers, otherwise the whole place would be like johnny's garden,

Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Jun 24, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
Still there, Sprock? Bet I can haul it out and install it in a grow farm environment down by the creek in my backyard. Way easier to bust me than the Mexican drug cartels who operate with impunity throughout the hinterland in CRSP. The Rangers find it easier and safer to tag for out-of-bounds parking than to face a blazing AK-47 in the so-called eco-friendly nature preserve! Bet Ranger Jason Rule's 40cal pea-shooter doesn't stand a chance against a hail of teflon bullets!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
Dude, I got Hueys on 'standby', but I need spotters and climbers. The beer-drinkers are all covered. I just may take him down to the Underworld. Watch for ticks at Mud Wall, I had some...
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jun 24, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
ticks are crazy up here too.
and we have a grasshopper infestation that looks like the locusts of south africa,
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 24, 2012 - 01:58pm PT
Police yer legs while on patrol!!! Get 'em before they dig in!

I miss ya, Sprock. Gimme a shout when yer back in my perimeter.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 06:38pm PT
Anybody gonna be up there on Sunday? I will.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
Dude, I'm there. 930, right?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Stay tuned, Michele, I'll call ya. But prolly around that time.

Or call me Saturday if I forget...Woo hoo!!!!

EDIT: Son of bitch! I called you Michele instead of Michelle! My bitch ex-wife was named Michele. Sorry!
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Cool, pm your number, I can't find it.
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:35pm PT
It's all good!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 7, 2013 - 08:51pm PT
Better wear an ankle-brace, Kev has bold ambitions.

Wait till you see my new hair-do. Shocking!
Michelle

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 7, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
Oh Jesus, ill just suffer along like always. Oh no, is it.... Gone??
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