Monday, March 28, 2011


This has already been a busier Spring than ever at the 'Linez,  and this will be a great chance to introduce a friend, meet a new one, and show off your FA! (Spray!) We are supported by the Access Fund, and we will have some swag to raffle off!

We meet at the The Gravity Vault, 107 Pleasant Ave @ Rt. 17 N Upper Saddle River, NJ 0745 at 9 am,  and we will work/climb until approximately 3 pm.  Bring work gloves, tools, climbing shoes and gear.  I'll have a chain saw, (there's one log on the path from the parking lot)  machete and some shovels,  and if you have a favorite power tool,  within reason,  it might come in handy. Can't wait to see you! Access Fund Post

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

'Shirts Off' Weather!

A 50°F day at the Powerlinez can be 'shirts off' weather, and so the season is crashing upon us!  I don't know about you, but I'm catching the bug like Mid-east Democracy.
         Let us realize, though, that this year is going bring some challenges.  Thanks to yours truly, ahem, The 'Powerlinez' guidebook is on sale at The Gravity Vault, Rock and Snow, and Brooklyn Boulders. So, it would be reasonable and prudent to expect more climbers and boulderers.
         It's probably time for a plan.  A Climbing Management Plan as they call it over at the Access Fund site.  And I know what you're thinking, "That sounds like about as much fun as carrying water in paper bags." Right?  
      Hold that thought.  Ever been part of a bouldering party?  Top-rope party?  FA Party?  Party is an appropriate word.  Now, the way I see it, a Climbing Management Plan is our way of throwing a great party.  It is truly our party plan, and how we make sure we can host the best, sustainable climbing and bouldering party on the planet.  Now, there's some deep, big picture, thoughts.  Meditate on that for a bit, and we'll work something out.  Jon.