Friday, March 20, 2009

The Beginning

Thus begins the Black Mountain Blog. No need to waste your time - let's jump right in. Ian McIntosh and Alan Moore are working on a guidebook to Black Mountain, to be published by Wolverine Publishing, the guys who brought you the amazing Bishop, Hueco, and Yosemite guides. It's gonna be one hell of a book.

We are starting the bmb for two reasons. First, we want to keep the community updated on developments, projects, and events. For example, we have plans to organize a few FA Days so that everyone can get involved with developing black mountain, and Black Mountain Wednesdays are on the books for the next few months, a midweek climbing day for all those unemployed/students/lazy climbers out there.

Second, we want to get feedback from you guys. Black Mountain is far older than we are, and the history is not only long but also complex. We hope climbers will send us info on new problems, names for established problems, and any new areas that are discovered.

At least, that's the plan. Who knows what this blog will morph into as the guide comes along. We see this as a provisional community space in which to exchange info about our SoCal Shangra-La. Once the guide is out, who knows, but for now, this is home.

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