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maculated


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So . . . I happen to be very fortunate in that I live in extremely close proximity to seven beautiful volcanic cores that offer some very nice climbing. The problem is, only three of these peaks are open to climbing.

Three's pretty good, you say? Right, I agree, but there's one absolutely stunning piece of rock known as Hollister peak. The area has no multi-pitch routes to speak of, but Hollister definitely has possiblities. The problem? Privately owned.

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First you have to correctly identify the landowner. Then identify their concerns; liability, environmental, etc. Then you have to address those concerns. Basically ask the landowner "what do you need and what can we do?".
It may be a long process of negotiation so be prepared. Also you may not achieve anything in the end, but I applaud your efforts. You may seek help from a local climbers advocacy group, hiking club, or the Access Fund.
Good luck.


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Check with the Access Fund. They've helped us out a lot around here with private land owners. They can advise you as to what you should do, and may even help you.


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