Several days ago some friends and myself hung an inflatable Coors can off the top of a difficult new route in the Main Fork of Hyalite after we had been climbing on the route all day. We wanted it to be a sort of practical joke, and that if you could climb the route then the can was yours... Considering the praise the new route had gotten we didn't think it would stay on the climb very long.
Yesterday and today a few members of the more elite local climbing community have gotten a hold of me and expressed their serious distaste for my actions and those of my climbing partners that day. The can was deemed trash/litter and likened very much to the treatment of the outhouses in the grotto falls parking lot, and it was made very clear that we were in the wrong.
In retrospect I agree wholly with their feelings and at the very least it was in no means a step in the right direction; especially after all the recent successes with climbing access in Upper Hyalite. Furthermore it sounded like it was a total pain in the ass to deal with for the climber who was going for an onsight of the route while he was trying to clip the anchors. My apologies once again to him and his partner.
I want to extend my apology to everyone that uses Hyalite be it on a regular basis or just once a season for my behavior that day. I say that genuinely; and I intend on moving in the right direction from here on out.
P.S.If there is anything that I can do further please contact me.