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Unread 04-22-2010, 04:54 PM
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Making belay zones grand

Just a thought...a bunch of KOTRers all hot an' sweaty swingin' tools and wearing singlets (wife-beaters)....levelling out a few less than stellar belay areas and maybe even adding the odd guard rail or retaining wall/ steps etc from discarded building site wood and old ropes. I've seen a few sport crags where the belay areas were a balancing act and/ or in poor repair. A bit of hard yakka and some landscaping would be an obvious and rewarding way to show we care about maintaining/ upgrading such crag facilities....and could be done in the evenings after climbers have deserted the area too. Even Ganhyeon left wall belay area has lots of loose rock and unstable footings that could be helped out...and al-bawi at Maisan is a monster! I have a few old ropes that are retired and would make great handrails etc and a few tools and carpentary/ fencing skills.
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