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Boulder Canyon: Castle Rock Clean-up & Rehab Day Friday 5/20/11 4PM-8:30 PM

Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Apr 7, 2011


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By way of Tony Bubb and all of the BCC:

It isn't often that when you send a note or get together to discuss access, that you talk about GOOD news and work to be done. But in this particular instance, that is what I have the pleasure of relating.

As you may know Boulder Canyon has lacked a cohesive activism and stewardship group until recently, but now the Boulder Climbing Community (BCC hereafter) is taking that on... Eldorado has ACE (Action Committee for Eldorado), the Flatirons have the FCC (Flatirons Climbing Council), but Boulder Canyon lacked a vehicle for climbers to work with land managers to take care of the land we climb on. We are pleased to announce that the first official action has been approved.

Andy Tyler, the Operations Volunteer Coordinator for Boulder County Open Space, has been our contact there and has informed us that the county is not only happy to work with us, but has approved our first suggested project - a clean-up and base area improvement day at Castle Rock, in Boulder Canyon. The day will start at 4PM and run until sunset (~8:30) when the county considers the property officially closed. Food and 3.2 beer (sorry, not my personal taste, but in accordance with law) are welcome.

We'd like to get as many climbers as possible to join us in this effort to clean up and restore the condition of the crag and surrounding land, as well as celebrate the new relationship with Boulder County Open Space. If we have "too many" people, then we'll simply dispatch the work all the sooner and commence with a cookout or a little climbing.

This is an RSVP event, so please RSVP to me tonybubb (at) gmail (dot) com if you would like to participate, noting your time of arrival and if you would like to bring a portable gas grill or some food or drink to share. Also, if you work for a business that would like to make a donation of food or drink to the event, please let me know. We'll make sure to note your contribution and encourage folks to remember your products and business.

Thanks for your time and attention, and of course, special thanks to any of you who can participate.

For those of you who would like to help but can't in this instance, we'll be calling again in the future.


Comments on Boulder Canyon: Castle Rock Clean-up & Rehab Day Friday 5/20/11 4PM-8:30 PM Add Comment
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Apr 8, 2011

PS- We will also likely do anchor service to the Castle Rock area as part of the day, as an experienced bolter/bolt-replacer has stepped forward to volunteer to lead that effort.
Anyone aware of any anchors/bolts in poor condition, please contact me as I will maintain a list of 'nominations' for inspection/service/replacement.

By Craig H
From: Boulder
Apr 9, 2011

Additional info: Boulder Climbing Community - Castle Rock Clean Up.

By scott landers
From: boulder
Apr 11, 2011

I'm interested in this. Have tools and time. Possible work/business sponsor (beer, water, coolers, ice).

By JitsClimber
From: Broomfield,Co
Apr 18, 2011

I wouldn't mind learning about putting in anchors after I do a bit of clean up if the anchorer wouldn't mind someone watching. Not a must though and I do plan on swinging up there to help.

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
May 5, 2011

Tony, if you're doing any trundling, check out the huge, loose block above the Pass/Fail roof. It's to the left if I remember and it is even still there. Thanks.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 20, 2011

It had rained before we got there, and despite the fact that the weather was really pretty ideal while we worked, the rock was wet. We never did get up there to check for anything loose up there as Steve suggests. It may or may not still remain.
Thanks to everyone who showed up and pitched in. Many tons of work were done, and the weather stayed nice until the cookout was over.

By slim
Administrator
May 20, 2011

Tons isn't an appropriate unit of work. Please convert. Just giving you a hard time, thanks for putting it together.