Help us make the best local crag on Earth! On the SE side of the Torne Mountain in Ramapo, NY, lies many many boulders and short climbs. Our informal guidebook already has over 300 boulder problems and about 50 short climbs! And so, now is the perfect time to work out a plan for the future: access, trails, ethics and conservation. Come on out and climb, and then help build a secure community where we can enjoy and preserve this great local resource.
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.