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So I have seen some really nice trees in a council owned park, there's never anyone near them or kids running around as they're on a long drive to a council car park. They overlook the sea and are probably ~65ft so I thought they would be good fun to rec climb and play around with new techniques. Assuming I do no damage to the tree (cambium savers bla bla bla) is there any reason why I can't rec climb them? I did try and contact the council twice but just get the usual "We're very busy, we will contact you in 7-14 working years stuff and they have better things to do anyway. 

 

Anyone ever gone for a rec climb and had issues?

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1 hour ago, Khriss said:

I usually pick a quiet bit of woodland n dont tell anyone.  K

That's the thing, this is a bit exposed as it's in a public area but the views are incredible! I was hoping to go up and take a coffee with me and spend a bit of time up there! Maybe I will try calling the council... 😩

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Just now, Paddy1000111 said:

I guess worst case someone in a high vis tells me to get down and grow up 😂

 

That would be my thought, not like you are causing damage 

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Just take BLM banner up with you, then you're fine, someone will probably bring a flask and some butties 😬

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15 hours ago, Paddy1000111 said:

So I have seen some really nice trees in a council owned park, there's never anyone near them or kids running around as they're on a long drive to a council car park. They overlook the sea and are probably ~65ft so I thought they would be good fun to rec climb and play around with new techniques. Assuming I do no damage to the tree (cambium savers bla bla bla) is there any reason why I can't rec climb them? I did try and contact the council twice but just get the usual "We're very busy, we will contact you in 7-14 working years stuff and they have better things to do anyway. 

 

Anyone ever gone for a rec climb and had issues?

My not-uninformed opinion?

You will not be granted permission, since they simply cannot grant permission, with the possibility of a PI claim.

So just do it.

Worst case, eventually, if you make an absolute habit of it, someone will ask you to stop.

But I near guarentee, more likely they will choose to not see you, even when they do.

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10 hours ago, Paddy1000111 said:

I guess worst case someone in a high vis tells me to get down and grow up 😂

Put a hi viz on yourself, no one asks anything then. A gang robbed all the York stone outside the town hall, no one questioned it.  Also got a mate got into a champions league quarter final with a hi viz with steward written on the back

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