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Oct 28, 2013
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New Study Shows Climbers are Main Recreational Users of Boulder Canyon

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Joe Sambataro
From Seattle, WA
Joined Dec 11, 2008
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Oct 29, 2013
I have long believed that climbing should be a primary management focus in the canyon, including access bridges and a good trail network, resources that could be used by the general public as well. Peter Beal
From Boulder Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Oct 29, 2013
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Other than kayaking, the terrain in Boulder Canyon doesn't really make it a natural place for other standard uses; such as mountain biking or hiking. Mike Pharris
From Longmont, CO
Joined May 21, 2007
147 points
Oct 30, 2013
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It took a study to figure that out? Wow. Greg D
From Here
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Oct 30, 2013
Oh, goodie, another astute observation from Captain Obvious. I hope tax dollars weren't used for this. Sheesh... flynn
Joined Feb 9, 2002
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Oct 30, 2013
Well, I think adding some data to the conversation is invaluable. And imperative for basing the land management on the facts(rather than just feelings)

Of course climbers would think they are the primary users. But I bet tubers would think they are the main users too.

As would chipmunks.

Plus there is a cool graphic on p 10
JohnnyG
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Oct 30, 2013
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Greg D wrote:
It took a study to figure that out? Wow.


Couldn't agree more!

And there are so many problems with this study it's ridiculous!

The car counting methodologies, trying to draw conclusions about "what percentage of Boulder's population are climbers" etc

What a mess...
Matt Pierce
From Denver, CO
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