“What can THE climbing community do to support you?”
The 3 things that climbers and campers can do better for the ranch right now…
- Sign in and pay your fees
- Pick up your trash
- Be a good citizen – be a good human – be considerate of other people and realize that this is private poverty – and when we say it’s private property – it is private property; but we want people to come and enjoy it.
Sometimes when someone says “HEY, this is private property” – it means we want you to leave – that’s not what we are saying . We want people to understand that this is our home, our back yard, our livelihood; and we want you to be considerate, respectful and obey the rules.
Barry says that he doesn’t want the underlying tone to be a lecture or a scolding. And you all already know Barry and Amy – they might just be some of the most generous human beings that we have the pleasure of knowing.
Is there something that the veterans of coming to the ranch that we can do better when we come to the ranch to prepare ourselves mentally to help reduce the risk of injury?
Barry: Yes, primarily for those of you in the climbing community. We get a lot of people who are touching rock for the first time. They may have been in a gym pulling plastic for years – and that transition from the gym to the outdoors – the ranch is great for that because it has a lot of easy to moderate routes. And, everything is bolted really safely. It is a great place to take your first lead…
…the problem with that is – it is your first lead.
So people, in the climbing community, need to not be shy, and even if someone thinks you’re a jerk or a know-it-all; you need to say, for example, “You didn’t finish your knot.” or, “can I show you a better way to do that.”
Wristbands At Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
Barry: You need to watch out for your neighbor, and you need to watch out for the ranch. If somebody is not wearing a wristband up there, chances are they have not signed off on their waiver. Well – that is a threat to everyone’s access – isn’t it. [Read more…] about How To Be A Better Citizen At Horseshoe Canyon Ranch