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kovacs69


Jan 13, 2010, 1:34 PM

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Re: [BellwoodManager] Quarry Open to Climbing?
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BellwoodManager wrote:
Hello Atlanta Climbers: I am Ben Jacob, the City's project engineer for the conversion of the Bellwood Quarry to a drinking water reservoir. Please understand that this quarry is NOT safe to play in. We have random rock falls off the blast-fractured walls on a near daily basis--this is NOT going to be a good destination for rock climbing. Please do not exercise your curiosity or encourage others to trespass onto the property. Our goal is to convert this quarry into a huge drinking water reservoir--we are in the planning/design phase for this. The entire property is restricted due to safety hazards lurking around every corner; even in the long term we acknowledge the quarry and reservoir itself will continue to be restricted. The property is patrolled and we have been instructed to aggressively prosecute trespassers. In an effort to allow the public to LEGALLY AND SAFELY view the property, the Beltline offers FREE tours that stop at the quarry where you can take an upclose look from the view point (Beltline.org). If all else fails to satisfy your curiosity, call me at 404-420-1374 before you contemplate trespass. I have climbed a little in my life and I am sympathetic to the cause, however I sincerely state this is not a safe place to play.

Well that seems like a very straight forward answer. I like that they are giving tours and Mr. Jacob is even willing to chat with you about the project. How often do you get someone working for a government entity that is willing to give you his phone number.

Thanks Mr. Jacob for the information.

JB


(This post was edited by kovacs69 on Jan 13, 2010, 1:47 PM)



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