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Poll: Making noise at the Grasslands

Is it o.k. to Party at Skull Hollow?  

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  1. 1. Is it o.k. to Party at Skull Hollow?

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Granted for me I'd rather get a good nights sleep to be strong for the next day of climbing. With that said, the Grasslands is all about free camping and that that leads to pretty much do as you please atmosphere. The chicks had no right to call the cops and if they didn't like what was going on, they should of moved. Sounds like they were being bitches.

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Sounds like you handled yourself pretty well Ryland. Bummer that some passive/aggressive behavior had to rain on your b-day.

 

Kudos on your special day. See ya this weekend.

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The Grasslands is certainly changing and not for the better..

The Grasslands used to be a place for the dirt bag partier types to hang out after climbing..

Those of you hard pulling sport gym rats should stay at the bivy. The reason you drive 15 minutes away from those camps isn’t just because it’s free it’s because we could have fires and drink and stay up late if we so damn pleased…

Now the grasslands have every gym rat Gumby telling people what to do and calling the cops.. (fawk!)

 

Hope to keep you all awake this weekend.

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The grasslands can get REALLY crowded. Way more than it was last weekend. All it takes is 3 or 4 people in the next site over (30 or so feet away in some cases) sitting next to a fire talking, to be loud enough to cause problems. Anybody who is looking for a good nights sleep, and is a light sleeper, should pretty much bring ear plugs!

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Earplugs are mandatory for anyone sleeping within 100 yards of me. Unless you enjoy the lulling sound of my snoring.

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well, sounds like they aren't seasons campground types. i wasn't used to them either for awhile because i tended to do wilderness camping in the mountains. however, i do have sensitive hearing and i realized that campgrounds are one of those 'multiple use' areas, not a wilderness area. it'd be nice if people respected the post-10pm rule but they often don't (esp in Camp 4). thus, rather than make a scene i just bring ear plugs. problem solved.

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So lets see, she asked you guys- suggested - that she wanted peace and you basically ignored her.

 

Now you show up here and ask what was up with her.

 

I would suggest some introspection Ryland. It is people like you, not paying attention to bitches like her, which causes people like me to get shit on when they close the area because of people like you. I wasn't there, but reading between the lines, you were too loud. If you want to be loud at night, go off by yourselfs, not do it in a popular area.

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R. Moore -

 

It's funny to see a lot of you more trad-oriented climbers who will bitch about the crowds and social atmosphere of Smith at the drop of a hat turn around and act like you can make noise and irritate people at the campground and it's no big deal. The attitude that you should be able to do what you want and if other people are bothered by it, "they should just move" (and no, the Grasslands was NOT so uncrowded last weekend, nor is it usually so uncrowded, that someone could simply select another site, even if it was an appropriate option) DOES sound like something that would come from someone a lot younger than you are.

 

The rationale that since the Grasslands is a free campground, people should just deal with whatever crap happens there is completely ludicrous. This doubtless doesn't apply when a crew of people winds up next to YOU and makes noise all night with their drum circle or wakes you at 6 a.m. with Grateful Dead bootlegs played at full volume over crackling VW bus speakers.

 

The Grasslands has grown increasingly crowded over the years; the sites have become amorphous and are blending together; it is becoming difficult to have any reasonable degree of separation between parties, spatially and sonically. Is it too much to ask to acquiesce and be considerate of other people? It's bad enough when a truckload of rednecks winds up next to you blaring Garth Brooks late into the night and early in the morning, and you know they're just dying to brawl with whatever climber fag tries to ask them to quiet down; why should climbers do the same to each other?

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If you don't like the noise you can always ask for your MONEY BACK wave.gif

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So lets see, she asked you guys- suggested - that she wanted peace and you basically ignored her.

 

Now you show up here and ask what was up with her.

 

I would suggest some introspection Ryland. It is people like you, not paying attention to bitches like her, which causes people like me to get shit on when they close the area because of people like you. I wasn't there, but reading between the lines, you were too loud. If you want to be loud at night, go off by yourselfs, not do it in a popular area.

 

you've gotten be fawking kidding....you're not really a human-being are you?

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syrup and sugar in the gas tank doesn't work. Saw this on Mythbusters just the other day. Couple litres of water will keep them off the road for a few days...

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I sleep in the outhouse and lock the door. There's always room for iain at the grasslands!

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syrup and sugar in the gas tank doesn't work. Saw this on Mythbusters just the other day. Couple litres of water will keep them off the road for a few days...

 

you just need enough syrup. but if you think it won't work do you volunteer your vehicle for a test?

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pfft Earth First doesn't mess around with syrup and sugar and whatnot. They just set the thing on fire!

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syrup and sugar in the gas tank doesn't work. Saw this on Mythbusters just the other day. Couple litres of water will keep them off the road for a few days...

 

you just need enough syrup. but if you think it won't work do you volunteer your vehicle for a test?

 

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the guys on mythbusters put almost 1:1 sugar to gas in the gas tank of an old caddilac engine, it didn't bother it at all, even after they let it sit over night. Started right up, ran for hours. Bleach stalled the motor, but with no permanent damage (probably the water). Moth balls made it run better! Also, they shot the hell out of the gas tank at a rifle range, but couldn't make it explode. I love that show!

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pfft Earth First doesn't mess around with syrup and sugar and whatnot. They just set the thing on fire!

 

Fire?! But what about the harmful pollutants released when paint, rubber, fuel and metal burn??? shocked.gif

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I vote for #2, but then again, I'd say that you guys were "within reason". It's a free campsite, after all. Damn.

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Look, people can always drive a mile up the road and camp in a private spot if they don't want to deal with the crowds, which is what I often do. I honestly think its unrealistic to expect 10 pm quite hours in the grasslands unless its run by a camp host and that aint what we all want.

 

Last year, the locals pulled up to our private site, gunned the engine on the jacked up 4x4 tuck and yelled "WE'RE FROM PRINEVILLE AND YOU'RE NOT!!"

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