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March 21, 2014 | By Charles Fleming
This rocky landmark in Chatsworth is a worldwide draw for climbing enthusiasts. But it's also a great place to take a walk while watching the climbers practice their art on small rocks at the base and sheer cliffs near the peak. Begin a counterclockwise tour of Stoney Point Park by entering the recreation area from Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the steel gate just uphill from the horse stables. To your immediate left, you'll see climbers and climbing teachers working out on some of the lower-elevation rocks.
October 21, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Two rock climbers plummeted an estimated 600 feet to their deaths Sunday when an anchor holding them failed in a area known as Tahquitz Rock. Kelly Tufo, 32, of Anza and David Kellogg, 41, of San Diego were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday night by members of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit. The men were climbing in an area frequented by experienced climbers because of the rocky, steep terrain, Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman John Kaiser said.
October 6, 1989 | JEFF MEYERS, Times Staff Writer
Ed Bannister climbs the walls at work. Not that he's bored stiff with his job. Bannister just happens to work at a place that encourages such behavior. And promotes it. Bannister owns a store in Chatsworth called Art of Climbing, which sells everything a climber needs to be fashionable on the rock and not fall off. But what makes it unusual is the floor-to-ceiling climbing wall that stretches 72 feet around the interior of the shop.
August 15, 1986 | JEFF MYERS, Times Staff Writer
There are some people who just aren't content to find their thrill on Blueberry Hill. Driven onward and upward, they feed a continuing need for adventure by scaling unchartered cliffs with their bare hands, nothing to keep them from plunging into an eternal free-fall but their wits and their seemingly cast-iron fingernails. These would-be Spidermen are called rock climbers.
April 16, 1995
Re "Rock Climbers See Red When Film Crew Paints Boulders," April 7: What is the world coming to when you go to the local park and find your favorite boulders devoid of that wonderful graffiti that accents the landscape so well? After living in L.A. for seven years I thought I'd seen it all. But no, no, no. I found out that another one of those insidious film crews "desecrated" Chatworth's Stoney Point Park by painting two graffiti-covered boulders. Shock and surprise! What possible logic can these rock climbers have (and the advocacy groups that represent them)
July 26, 2005
Regarding "Edged Out" [July 19]: We all have to follow rules. If the rangers in Yosemite let the climbing population do whatever they want, they should also let other visitors do what they please. I don't agree with bums loitering in my local city parks. Why should I feel any sympathy for the climbing vagabonds of Yosemite? Kick them out. Gustavo Bahena South Los Angeles How pretentious of the rock climber who says rock climbers have a "special relationship to Yosemite" that others don't.
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