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Rock Climbing Photo: Uknown belayer at the base of Static Cling.  Fanta...
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By J. Hickok
Dec 18, 2009
Please stay off these routes when wet or you erode the holds far more quickly.
By Greg D
From: Here
Oct 7, 2010
Umm. Thanks for the input and you are absolutely right about climbing sandstone when it is wet. If you have ever been there in a downpour you would know that this route stays completely dry. But, don't tell anyone.
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 8, 2011
fwiw- sandstone absorbs water like a sponge, and even if it looks dry, in a downpour like that, all the rock will be wet just underneath the surface after a short time. So really, please do not climb sandstone in flood conditions, even if it 'looks' dry.
By Eric Odenthal
Jul 3, 2011
don't break the holds. it's classic!!!!!!!
By Greg D
From: Here
Aug 3, 2011
Yeah. No. It does not get rained on... ever. But, I appreciate the concern. Look at the picture. It has been raining hard enough to flood the belay. Yet, the route is bone dry.
By Jason Lantz
Aug 6, 2011
I'm with Joel, John, and Eric....
By engineer1984
From: Ogden, UT
Oct 14, 2014
Why risk it? Just climb somewhere else or take a day off.
By Greg D
From: Here
Oct 24, 2014
Reading comprehension? ^^^^
By ben jammin
From: Moab, UT
Oct 28, 2014
I think everyone is reading just fine.

It's just not a good idea. When the Colorado Mountain School bus drives past and sees people climbing after rain they think it's fine. I see it all the time. Just a bad example to be setting.
By Greg D
From: Here
Oct 28, 2014
We weren't and we don't climb on rock that got rained on the day after. We were climbing on dry rock during a downpour when nobody was around. Again, reading comprehension.

Unfortunately people climb on Wall Street the day after it rains all the time. Some out of ignorance, some just arrived in town and are unaware that it rained the previous day.
By grog m
Aug 26, 2015
Poor form to climb sandstone when there is water, regardless of time or dryness of rock. You seem to frequent the area, you should be the steward and champion of preserving the rock.
By Greg D
From: Here
Aug 26, 2015
Thanks for another comment from someone with poor reading comprehension or maybe just another troll.

For the last time that Rt does not get wet ever. Well maybe in torrential rain with strong winds. But I can assure all you kids that route had not seen any water in weeks or months, maybe years.
By michael s...
From: Asheville, NC
Oct 27, 2015
I would like to add my vote to the masses saying that there's no reason to climb when it is pouring. Even if the route is "bone dry". Sandstone is fragile and you gotta respect the rock. Lots of people climb on Wall Street.
By Zachary Hanners
Nov 4, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: You must not have remembered writing this a few ye...
You must not have remembered writing this a few years ago, huh? Or is my reading Comprehension also poor?
By Greg D
From: Here
Nov 4, 2015
Your reading comprehension is clearly not only well below average, but your critical thinking is hardly worth a response. You do realize the difference between rock that gets wet when it rains and rock that doesn't, do you? Or, have you never been around overhanging rock?

It his humorous at this point to see the handful of dim wits that have commented here. I'm especially moved by those that "argee with the masses". Fortunately, that is not the majority of the climbing community. As one can see, this photo has seen 1429 view. Only 5 of you have made your non critical thinking, agreeing with the masses, comments. And, none have you have noticed that the caption says "unknown belayer". Yes, I took the photo. But, I wasn't climbing or belaying. We didn't know the climbers.

What I really love, is those that can't discern between someone that is a true steward of the desert and those that pretend to be. More to come when I' awake.
By Zachary Hanners
Nov 4, 2015
Was just simply pointing out your own words. Practice what you preach would be a good mantra for you.
By Greg D
From: Here
Nov 5, 2015
I do. Everyone that has been here in a rainstorm know that this section of rock never gets wet because of the huge over hang above it.

But, last Saturday morning we arrived in Moab. We knew it had rained the previous days and saw lots of puddles. So we went straight to the climbing shop to get a first-hand account. The guy behind the counter said it's been raining quite a bit but it's going to be sunny and dry today. So things should be good by tomorrow. Unfortunately we still saw lots of climbers climbing on Wall Street despite the saturated rock. We didn't climb! Instead we drove Indian where once again we saw lots of climbers climbing. Many people don't really give a shit because they have driven so far to get there they don't care what the weather was 12 hours or 24 hours before. They will climb whether we like it or not! This is a shame. Ignorance or selfishness or both. We climbed Sunday and then Sunday night it rained again. Lots of climbers on Wall Street on Monday again and on the rock that actually gets wet. We didn't climb!
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Uknown belayer at the base of Static Cling. Fantastic climbing in the rain. You may need a kayak to get to the belay, though.

Submitted By: Greg D on Feb 10, 2008
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Static Cling (5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c )
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