Rappelling in State Parks.
I noticed there had been a mention in another thread about rappelling & possibly rock-climbing being banned in State Parks. That discussion was getting a bit off-topic from that thread's intended purpose, so I placed this here for any interested.
This intriqued me for 2 reasons:
1. I had personally rappelled in 2 State Parks years ago, legal & permitted at the time. And have rock-climbed in one other.
2. I have been pre-planning a high difficulty cache which would require being roped for safety, but not actually rappelling. I was within days of approaching one or more of the park superintendents about that, to see if they would approve it.
Referring to regs about this on the SP site, rappelling is now only allowed on Magazine by signing in. Climbing is permitted on Pinnacle by free permit. Evidently they have taken away that sport in all of the rest of the parks. I'm not sure if either of those would be GroundSpeak-compatible, since you can't simply show up, anchor a rope, & start climbing, but have to sign in and/or request the free permit.
So, if this cache DOES appear in a State Park, it will be in one of those. If that can't be arranged, or doesn't fit GS guidelines, then I may just drop the idea entirely, or look into land belonging to other organizations.