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By Mike Morin
From On the Road
Mar 16, 2012
Lincoln Lake

Hey all,

I'm in the process of working up some draft signage related to rock climbing at North Table Mountain. The signage will be directed at the non-climbing public and will be something of a "Top 10" list of things not to do around climbing areas for both the safety of climbers and non-climbers alike. It will also be an effort to limit conflict between climbers and non-climbers. Some obvious things come to mind like, "don't throw objects off of cliffs", but I'm looking for input from the community as a whole in regards to what you might want to convey to the non-climbing public. Any input is appreciated, and I fully expect a little jocularity, but keeping it on topic would be appreciated as I fully intend to implement good suggestions.

Thanks for your time,

Mike Morin
Park Ranger
Jefferson County Open Space


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By Tom R
From Denver, CO
Mar 16, 2012
self portrait

-Please do not urinate at the base of the cliffs.
-Please do not walk around at the edge of the cliff. You may kick loose rocks on to those below.


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 16, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

  • dubstep is not allowed
  • three 8 oz beer limit at brewery tour


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 16, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

Put in a warning about not climbing without the proper gear and instruction, etc.


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By Leo Paik
Administrator
From Westminster, Colorado
Mar 16, 2012

One thing that would be good to put out there is to pack out/pick up your trash (e.g. toilet paper). Maybe it's the wind blowing things around. There seems to be a correlation with the increase in non-climber traffic and more trash evident, though certainly some belong to climbers, too.

Some of the interaction issues that I have seen have been related to the narrow/limited space where folks walk and climbers set up near the base of climbs. We climbers have gotten used to being the dominant user group up there. We've gotten used to yelling climbing commands, cleaning off routes, leaving stuff lying around, and having our dogs run around off leash. I'm not sure how to approach this, but having some understanding about different user groups having different needs/behaviors might be useful.

FWIW, I think telling non-climbers not to pee at the base of cliffs will not be well taken, since we climbers tend to pee within a short distance of the base of the cliffs.


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By Mark E Dixon
From Sprezzatura, Someday
Mar 16, 2012
Sure, I can belay

Don't take fixed gear (ie bolt hangers.)


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By Mike Morin
From On the Road
Mar 17, 2012
Lincoln Lake

Great input guys, thanks. Keep 'em coming if you have any more that come to mind.


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By matt davies
Mar 17, 2012

"ROCK!!" means something is falling, so look out.

If you do knock something off the top of a climbing area, yell "ROCK!!"

(This might not be warranted at Table, the routes are so short by the time you hear it, it's already on the ground, but it's all I could think of.)


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By Mark Roth
From Boulder
Mar 17, 2012
not climbing

stay on the trail to prevent erosion and
look out for snakes


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By Mike Morin
From On the Road
Mar 17, 2012
Lincoln Lake

What the heck Mike Lane, where did your post go? I thought it was pretty darn funny. Oh well, keep those suggestions coming folks.


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By Buff Johnson
Mar 17, 2012
smiley face

No shooting, of the climbers

Unattended children get a free harness, puppy, and can be retrieved at the nearest anchor

Humans: Mind your dogs!
Dogs: Woof-Woof, Bark! Good Dog!!


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By Old and Busted
From Centennial, CO
Mar 17, 2012
Stabby

Mike Morin wrote:
What the heck Mike Lane, where did your post go? I thought it was pretty darn funny. Oh well, keep those suggestions coming folks.

I had my Irish on last night, this morning noticed everyone else was being serious. I'll re-construct:
Do not feed the climbers
Do not make eye contact
Keep your daughters in the car
They fart on purpose
Tips are appreciated
Warning: obscenities ahead


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By Umph!
Mar 17, 2012

WARNING!!
Excessive Signage Ahead!
(Please take notes)


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By Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Mar 17, 2012

No Dogs!!!


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By Wayne
From Superior, CO
Mar 17, 2012

Lots of good suggestions for the actual question, and I don't have any to add. But a related one, if there is an issue with non climbers up top: Some trail signage for the trails up top might be good. I haven't been on the loop up there in a while (from the other Table Mt. trailhead), but it was easy to get off route and onto a trail across the top of the climbing area. I believe the trail is supposed to be a bit north of there.


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By Buff Johnson
Mar 17, 2012
smiley face

ハローキティ 先に!!


or try one of those Chinese signs:
请在这里拍照!
"Shoot climbers here, and use camera!"


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By Andrew S.
Mar 17, 2012
Leading 5th pitch of Athletes Feat.

+1 NO DOGS


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By NickinCO
From colorado
Mar 17, 2012
after the hard stuff, into cruiser hands.

no dogs (and kids!) the last time I had the misfortune of climbing there I happened to find an empty area and by the time I had my rope flaked out there were 4 kids and 3 dogs all over our gear.


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By Mike Morin
From On the Road
Nov 16, 2012
Lincoln Lake

Once again thanks for the input all.

Climbing Sign
Climbing Sign


Here's what we came up with.

Cheers!


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By Steve Williams
From Denver, CO
Nov 16, 2012

What, no "CLOSED" signs?????


hee hee hee. . .


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By Mike Morin
From On the Road
Nov 16, 2012
Lincoln Lake

No :)

In fact check out where the closed sign used to be...

New Stairs
New Stairs


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By Leo Paik
Administrator
From Westminster, Colorado
Nov 19, 2012

Mike, NICE!


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By GabeO
From Denver, CO
Nov 21, 2012

Nice sign. I particularly like the first line. For the North Quarry "Expect steep loose terrain" is equally applicable for climbers. That cliff is chosstastic!

GO


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By Mike Morin
From On the Road
Nov 26, 2012
Lincoln Lake

Ha! Great point Gabe.


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 26, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

Sooooo dubstep is going to be allowed?

OK, well none of that juggalo music at least.


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