Cleaning moss? Is it wrong?

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Cleaning moss? Is it wrong?

Post by Azimuth » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:13 am

Is it wrong to clean the moss off of a big rock? I have no intentions of bolting anything just would like to clean the moss off, I came across a nice little face inbehind rice lake and would like to climb it but it's covered in moss just wondering what the group has to say before I do something silly. Thanks all. Chris.

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Re: Cleaning moss? Is it wrong?

Post by psi4ce » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:09 am

If you are going to clean it off, and nobody else is ever going to climb it, and it is just going to be forgotten, yeah, it is destructive, and wrong. That moss can take decades to grow, and it's part of the forest ecosystem.

There are all kinds of rocks you can climb on on the North Shore that are already cleaned.

But, if it's a cool rock, and people are going to climb on it, and it's going to get used, you have a case for cleaning it.

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Re: Cleaning moss? Is it wrong?

Post by Azimuth » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:59 pm

Cool thanks, later on that day I found sullys hang out and it makes that spot I was talking about look like preschooler material hahaha :lol:

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Re: Cleaning moss? Is it wrong?

Post by psi4ce » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:34 pm

Sully's is the best climbing area on the Shore.

Also, check out the Godman Creek boulders in West Vancouver.

http://www.quickdrawpublications.com/Fr ... ulders.pdf

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