Enormocast Rebroadcast: Episode 93: Armando Menocal – The Peaceful Climbing Warrior

As we stare down into the howling void of Government regulation of our dear sport, let us give thanks and a listen to Armando Menocal from 2015. Armando has made it his life’s work to keep the simpering bureaucrats in Washington and elsewhere at bay. But lately, they have reared their heads in an attempt to prohibit fixed anchors on some of our most cherished cliffs, including El Capitan. In this rebroadcast, we find out how Armando used climbing to blow off steam from his day job as a human rights lawyer stemming all the way back to the anti-war movement in 1969. Armando went on to work for the AAC, found the Access Fund, become an Exum Guide, and develop climbing in Cuba. Armando is now developing a Pan American access organization, Access PanAm. Trying to have a good time, all the time, Armando still never seems to stop giving back to the climbing community he cherishes.

Live by Armando’s example and get your voice heard by sending in your comments to the NPS and USFS an their new regulations here.