5 Ways to Enjoy the Government Shutdown

So while the children who run this country try to figure out a compromise on the budget, we’ve discovered some unique opportunities for climbers in our national parks should the government actually get shutdown:

1. Replace old bolts with a power drill. It’s great the ASCA provides the hardware, but it’s such a pain hand drilling those new bolts. Why not take the day to lug a power drill up to your favorite old climbs that need fixing and get the job done right?

2. Put up new routes in Red Rocks. Along those lines, this would be a great time to put up some new routes in Red Rocks, should be pretty quiet in the canyons. Plus you can even bring the Bosch!

3. Climb an arch. You know you’ve always wanted to, but that showboat Potter beat you to it. Quick, while no one is watching!

4. Go on a trundle fest. Let’s face it, there are some dangerous loose rocks out there, let’s take this opportunity to clean up some of our cliffs. The rocker block on Moonlight comes to mind, time to cut the chain and send that baby on its way to the ocean!

5. Enjoy the quietest day at the cliff…ever. Most folks probably wont make the effort to hike/bike in to the cliffs, but if you do, you’ll likely be rewarded with the kind of solitude that hasn’t been experienced since before the invention of the camming device.

Disclaimer: We in no way endorse any of the activities mentioned above, if you get arrested, you can blame Jason Huston.

3 Responses to 5 Ways to Enjoy the Government Shutdown

  1. “Climb an arch” – love it!

    I’ve always wanted to climb delicate arch…

    Jestep April 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm
  2. Hey!,i need the “rocker” to start those free moves!

    jay brown April 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    • Good point, better take that one off the list!

      BJ Sbarra April 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm
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