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Jan 31, 2014
Finished wall, Fowler trail. For Wayne.
Eldorado Canyon State Park has changed its policies about climbing closures due to raptor nesting. In past years, we've done pre-emptive closures - climbs near old nests are closed until there's no chance of raptors re-using the nest for the season.

This year, the park has gone to an adaptive approach. Climbs will remain open until there is evidence of raptor nesting.

Long story short: The Naked Edge, Diving Board, and the like will remain open until such time as raptors try to nest in the area.

If this works for ya, make sure and thank the park rangers (Ben, Steve, Jess) for pushing through a sensible policy. See you out there.
Mike McHugh
Joined Jan 6, 2013
364 points
Jan 31, 2014
Tbolt summit block (photo by Damien)
Great news! Thanks once again to the Eldo park staff for being climbing access friendly. fossana
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
12,438 points
Jan 31, 2014
At the BRC
Wow, great work! Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Joined Nov 29, 2007
200 points
Jan 31, 2014
Got Milk? How about forearm pump? Tony leads "...
Thanks to the park staff for the continued support. Eldo has become very climber policy friendly.
We'll do our best to de the same in return for the park and the birds!
Tony B
From Around Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,587 points
Jan 31, 2014
Kloof at night!
Great news! WadeM
Joined Apr 22, 2010
197 points
Jan 31, 2014
Yargh, Pirate Rob do be in Yosemite
Holy crap! This is awesome -- thank you rangers! Robert D.
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 30, 2006
24 points
Jan 31, 2014
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...


That was an ungainly policy. Huzzah at its passing.
Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
1,508 points
Jan 31, 2014
The one they call The Husky, Natasha Holliday, Esq...
Very cool, Mike. Dave Holliday
Joined Feb 3, 2003
1,130 points
Feb 3, 2014
Great news! Now, would someone please convince OSMP to follow a similar policy? Dave Hurst
From Boulder CO
Joined Jun 19, 2010
5 points
Feb 3, 2014
Mashers Tower
Interesting...so there is science behind this policy change? Does it turn out that climbers near an old nest won't discourage raptors from reclaiming it? Is human disturbance only an issue after they take up residence and begin the baby-making process?

Anyway, great news. Thank you Eldo for being so progressive and climber-friendly!
Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
163 points
Administrator
Feb 3, 2014
Thank you! Leo Paik
From Westminster, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
23,299 points
Feb 3, 2014
Hanging out after climbing a route in Eldo on a co...
Awesome David A
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 23, 2008
135 points
Feb 3, 2014
Viking helmet cover, yep.
That's awesome, thanks Eldo rangers!

+1 for OSMP, the Flatirons could really use a more sensible policy around this as well.
Abram Herman
From Golden, CO
Joined May 23, 2009
43 points
Feb 6, 2014
"This definitely beats lying in a pile of saw...
Hell Ya!!! I love the way they manage the canyon.
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you


...did I mention you guys do a great job?
Ben Walburn
Joined Jul 13, 2007
597 points
Feb 6, 2014
personal photo
Q- I don't know how much credit you deserve for this good news... but you're getting the glory. Say hi to Hollywood-Constance for me. Best wishes. Mic Fairchild
From Boulder
Joined Jan 14, 2003
401 points
Feb 6, 2014
somewhere in WV
Awesome. If only the industrial wall was in ELDO. Brian Adzima
From San Francisco
Joined Sep 3, 2006
638 points
Feb 6, 2014
Tbolt summit block (photo by Damien)
Mr. Stevens wrote:
Yea, going off what was said above, how does this relate to Mickey Mouse wall?


That's on OSMP land unfortunately.

~~~~~Excerpt from the OSMP email~~~~

The following areas and formations will be closed:
....
The entire Mickey Mouse wall, accessible from the Goshawk Ridge Trail.
fossana
From Sin City & Bishop
Joined Apr 30, 2006
12,438 points
Feb 7, 2014
Finished wall, Fowler trail. For Wayne.
Mic Fairchild wrote:
Q- I don't know how much credit you deserve for this good news... but you're getting the glory. Say hi to Hollywood-Constance for me. Best wishes.


Ouch. Thought I was clear that I didn't have anything to do with it. As always, thanks for the humiliation.
Mike McHugh
Joined Jan 6, 2013
364 points
Feb 7, 2014
pilon fracture
Thanks Mike, Thanks Steve, thanks Eldo! The love story continues... Wayne Crill
From an Altered State
Joined Jan 5, 2003
454 points
Feb 7, 2014
personal photo
Suck it up, Q. I'm giving you all the credit, deserved or not.


OK, thanks to everyone else too.
Mic Fairchild
From Boulder
Joined Jan 14, 2003
401 points
Mar 7, 2014
Finished wall, Fowler trail. For Wayne.
Behold, my superpower to misunderstand very kind words from my climbing heroes. Sorry Mic, I'll work on getting my panties untwisted. Mike McHugh
Joined Jan 6, 2013
364 points


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