Forums: Climbing Information: Access Issues & Closures:
Save Summit Rock!
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Access Issues & Closures

Premier Sponsor:

 


Access_Fund


Oct 10, 2011, 9:11 AM
Post #1 of 11 (2361 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 20, 2009
Posts: 13

Save Summit Rock!
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Bay Area Climbers Need Your Help to Save Summit Rock!

The County of Santa Clara, California has closed Summit Rock, a popular crag in the Bay Area to protect peregrine falcons nesting. Instead of implementing a seasonal climbing closure to protect the nesting site, which is the standard management practice at all levels of government nationwide, the County is enforcing a year round closure. Summit Rock is the only year-round raptor-related climbing closure in the nation!

The Access Fund is attacking this issue on two levels, and we need your help with both:

1. Use our easy-to-use advocacy tool to write County officials and protest this closure. With juse one click you can send a pre-written letter that the Access Fund has drafted, or with a little more effort you can edit the letter or write your own. http://www.accessfund.org/action

2. Make a donation to help us bring a renowned peregrine expert to Summit Rock to look at the site, discuss best practices with climbers and the County, and give a written opinion. http://www.accessfund.org/savesummitrock

Thanks for your support!


yodadave


Oct 10, 2011, 4:48 PM
Post #2 of 11 (2296 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Feb 10, 2008
Posts: 510

Re: [Access_Fund] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

i can't seem to find the action step?
your link seems to go to any empty page


Access_Fund


Oct 12, 2011, 2:04 PM
Post #3 of 11 (2255 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 20, 2009
Posts: 13

Re: [yodadave] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

If you're using Firefox with the AdBlocker Plus add-on, the action alert won't show up. We're working on a fix, but in the meantime, try thre link with Internet Explorer.


bluering


Apr 13, 2012, 5:39 PM
Post #4 of 11 (2015 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 23, 2004
Posts: 98

Re: [Access_Fund] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (2 ratings)  
Can't Post

You people really suck if you do not sign this petition. This is an overstep of power to shut down climbing while simultaneously letting local gang-bangers have full access to our rocks without our deterrence.

Now, there are no climbers there, just law-disregarding 'taggers' and 'bottle chuckers'.

It has been proven that the closure is not necessary year-round, by specialists in raptor study.

First they shut down my crag, yours may be next. Let's work together, huh?

Sign this petition to keep Summit Rock open to climbing. Please!

http://www.accessfund.org/c.tmL5KhNWLrH/b.5208267/k.8C84/Action_Center/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx?c=tmL5KhNWLrH&b=5208267&aid=516572

It's not hard. Help me and local bros out. I'd help you.

Thank you. If you need more info on this and bird conditions, which are fine, e-mail at spratico@gmail.com.

This is sanctioned by the Access Fund, but I'm not affiliated with them. They are just trying to help us.


(This post was edited by bluering on Apr 13, 2012, 5:57 PM)


edge


Apr 13, 2012, 5:59 PM
Post #5 of 11 (2003 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 9100

Re: [bluering] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

E-mail sent.


bluering


Apr 13, 2012, 6:04 PM
Post #6 of 11 (2001 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 23, 2004
Posts: 98

Re: [edge] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

Thanks, Edge. This is an important example (president) being laid down to shut off climbing year-round.

Tell yer friends. This will not stand...man!

Thanks, bra!


shockabuku


Apr 13, 2012, 6:08 PM
Post #7 of 11 (1998 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 20, 2006
Posts: 4860

Re: [bluering] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (2 ratings)  
Can't Post

bluering wrote:
Thanks, Edge. This is an important example (president) being laid down to shut off climbing year-round.

Tell yer friends. This will not stand...man!

Thanks, bra!

precedent

idiot


bluering


Apr 13, 2012, 9:10 PM
Post #8 of 11 (1975 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 23, 2004
Posts: 98

Re: [shockabuku] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (1 rating)  
Can't Post

Shock, yeah, kinda lame. I actually knew I screwed that word. I just had to post up.

I just couldn't nail "precedant", or is it, "precedent".?


shockabuku


Apr 15, 2012, 3:16 PM
Post #9 of 11 (1924 views)
Shortcut

Registered: May 20, 2006
Posts: 4860

Re: [bluering] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

The second. And I sent the letter.

The result of your post was actually better than you might expect. I read the comment above about the Access fund site not working with Firefox and after multiple times trying to use it I finally figured out how.

Thanks.Smile


bluering


Apr 16, 2012, 7:52 AM
Post #10 of 11 (1903 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Sep 23, 2004
Posts: 98

Re: [shockabuku] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Thanks, Shock!


morcomm


Apr 16, 2012, 2:04 PM
Post #11 of 11 (1868 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Nov 10, 2004
Posts: 19

Re: [bluering] Save Summit Rock! [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

You can see in this photo of the back of Summit Rock taken in Feb. 2012 that the whole area is turning into a refuge for gang bangers and taggers:


The County is using the year-round closure of Summit Rock as a pretext not only for closing the area, but for not patrolling either.


Forums : Climbing Information : Access Issues & Closures

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$8.55 (10% off)
$8.96 (10% off)
$8.96 (10% off)
$12.56 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook