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Abandoned Hiking Climbing Gear - Common?
#11
I reviewed my pictures from March 2012. Unfortunately, I did not take one of Charlie - a great omission.
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#12
I'd be leery of moving gear I found unless it was clearly rotting away and abandoned. If you see something lying around that makes you concerned, take pics, grab the coordinates, and report it to Park HQ. JMHO.
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#13
Good point Candace.  The first thing I thought was where is the body.
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#14
(2021-12-30, 08:50 PM)Candace66 Wrote: I'd be leery of moving gear I found unless it was clearly rotting away and abandoned. If you see something lying around that makes you concerned, take pics, grab the coordinates, and report it to Park HQ.  JMHO.
The gear was clearly weathered and the climbing ropes UV bleached to the point only a fool would trust their life hanging from them again. The helmets also looked bleached. Steve Hall told me to report this as well so I'll let you know how all that goes.
Life begins in Death Valley
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#15
Trailhound, my wife and I may have been on the Copper cyn hike with you in 2012, we brought homemade ice cream for the group.
I’ve found climbing gear twice in canyon areas where it just looked forgotten and I thought about taking it out as trash, but not being a climber I didn’t want to do something dumb out of ignorance so I just left it there. I’m hoping to drag my sister up Grave cyn in a few weeks where I found a helmet and some other gear in 2015, we’ll see if it’s there still.
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