You know what makes a cliff great on an awesome day? Climbing with a big group of friends. More than four makes the pack complete. Yeah, nature’s quiet and solitude are cool, but we only get out here together once a year so we really don’t feel like climbing in pairs. It’s just easier to take over a whole bunch of routes in one area so that other climbers can’t intrude on The Wolfpack! I know, breaking large groups up into small groups is better for access, but since we all climb together at the gym, I can’t really imagine us climbing apart. Sorry, other climbers, you will just need to deal with the Wolfpack – “Wolfpack for Life”.
Climbing in large groups causes issues ranging from excessive noise to greater impact on unique terrain like ledges and steep scree. Climb with a partner, break larger groups up across the crag, and get a ninja badge.
Photo by Doug Smith – http://www.nps.gov/yell/photosmultimedia/photogallery%2Ehtm?eid=379961&root_aId=547#e_379961, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6888427