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Aug 2, 2013
The Beginning of Mr. Clean (5.8) at the Barkeater ...
So I saw the fire trucks and the rescue truck. Heard there was an accident. I was in the south end of the park. Anyone know what happened? jmeizis
From Colorado Springs, CO
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Aug 3, 2013
According to a ranger it was not climber related and there was no accident. Some kids scrambled up high and got stuck, they called for help and were rescued and ticketed. John McDonough
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Aug 7, 2013
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of course the headline will read Climber had to be rescued. Just like every other non climbing accident that takes place in climbing areas. If a hiker falls its a climber, if a kid scrambling up a rock and gets stuck its a climber, if a drunk redneck falls its a climber. Jon Powell
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Aug 7, 2013
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
John McDonough wrote:
According to a ranger it was not climber related and there was no accident. Some kids scrambled up high and got stuck, they called for help and were rescued and ticketed.


They ticket the kids? I wonder how a kid is going to pay a $500 ticket on their allowance? I've heard police cruisers call out on their loudspeakers at someone on the rock to get down unless they have a permit.
Stich
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Aug 7, 2013
The Beginning of Mr. Clean (5.8) at the Barkeater ...
Yeah it was great when the ranger came around later and asked a spectator if they had a permit because they walked by the new signs. He didn't like when I asked him if the climbing regulations apply to spectators standing on the ground. They don't but I didn't want to be confrontational. Signs, Signs, everywhere the signs... jmeizis
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