City leaders in La Crosse are resigned to the reality that people like to climb up the bluffs, even though it can be a dangerous sport.
While they don’t intend to ban climbing, members of the park board are authorizing warning signs about the hazards of rock climbing.
Board member Todd Olson says he’s ‘strongly concerned’ about the growing popularity of the pastime.
Odegaard says the signs will be a way to protect the city against liability, in the wake of what he calls an ‘astoundingly large’ number of climbers on the bluffs.
Earlier this year, homeowners living near Grandad protested city efforts