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Mar 10, 2011, 12:00 PM
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Topping out in Austin  (North_America: United_States: Texas: South_Central_Texas)
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Please pass this along to climbers that may not be on this email group or read the rock climbing forums.

Recently a climber topped out a climb at one of our popular climbing areas in the Barton Creek Greenbelt.
As is the case with these spots, many other climbers were present and when the climber went out over the top, he dislodged rocks and other debris that rained down on the crowd below.
There is a reason that almost all of the 300+ bolted routes in Austin and Reimers do not have anchors over the top of the climb. The rock is broken and loose, the angle of the slope allows for any loose item to fall back to the belay area and it is dangerous for the belayers and folks below.
And as popular as our walls are, there is almost someone below.
Please be a responsible climber. Do not top out the climbs, unless the anchors top out.
There are four climbs in Gus Fruh that are set up for this. Reefer Madness, Cyborg, Iranian Arms Deal and Fern Bar.
We have so many new climbers today, they may not know about this, so again, please pass this along.

Thanks
Tommy Blackwell
President Central Texas Mountaineers
www.ctmrocks.com


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