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tslater


Jan 19, 2006, 1:37 PM
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ROMUALDO CLOSED: email today or it'll be too late
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Access has been closed at Cerro Romualdo (San Luis Obispo, CA) since August. It is the best climbing in the county, but the past access procedures scare a lot of people away. A big meeting will be held tomorrow (Jan 20) with the National Guard and we will be lobbying that they reopen the base to climbers. Their reasons for closure are non-issues (soil erosion, sensitive plant life, liability issues). There are fewer than 100 public users a year there. It is state owned land and climbers have been climbing there with permission from the NG for over 10 years. Another base nearby allows hungting and fishing on their property. It might make a difference if you'd like to send a polite email urging the camp commander (Colonel Fisher) to reopen the climbing area at Cerro Romualdo. If you feel inclined to do so, the commander's email is

kelly.fisher@us.army.mil

Again, please be polite, we have to get them to work with us, but YOU CAN make a difference.
Thanks, Tom Slater

cut and paste form letter... thank you! DON'T PUT THIS OFF!!!

Dear Commander Fisher,

We are greatly concerned about the closure of Cerro Romualdo to the general public in regards to climbing. Climbers and the National Guard have been working together for over 10 years and it would be great if an agreement could be worked out. Educating climbers about sensitive issues will help guarantee a successful experience for everyone involved, but please don't just close your gates.

Sincerely,


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bump.


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Where is the meeting and can I come?


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sent mine. keep it going!


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Thanks Hasbeen...you dont even live here? and your helping out...thats cool! I hope this works cause Cerro is something that would be really sad to lose!


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Sorry enjoimx, it's just me and Mike Morley, Senator Maldonado, County Supervisors, Asseemblymen, and the Officers at Camp SLO. But send the email! We are prepared with powerpoint and tons of counterarguments.
I want the commander to be welcomed tomorrow morning with a reminder that we care about our local crags. Please pass the word on. There will be no second chance to send one.


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Yeah, but I put up a bunch of routes on the Wave.

But that has nothing to do with it. I'd help even if it were a place I'll never go. If climbers don't fight for access, we're going to start losing it everywhere. Precident is everything. Once the authorities begin to see a track record of these issues going one way or another, it will be much easier for them to just give areas the ol rubber stamp. No area is insignificant.


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