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#57563 - 05/19/11 06:45 PM 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?!
daryl512 Offline

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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 1256
Loc: Rochester, NY
FOR A FREAKING DAY PASS? WTF. I remember they were only 8 dollars. Why such a huge increase? For that price there had better be a Starbucks on the GT ledge..

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#57564 - 05/19/11 07:41 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: daryl512]
chip Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/06/01
Posts: 2676
Loc: Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Tiki Bar is further north on Moonlight. Import and bottled beer now served on the High E ledge. Starbucks is nearer the parking, top of Ken's Crack, but most hit it when walking down from Betty/Jackie and down the Ub

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#57566 - 05/19/11 07:56 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: chip]
daryl512 Offline

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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 1256
Loc: Rochester, NY
I thought beer was ALWAYS served on the High E ledge, at least that's how I remembered it smile

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#57567 - 05/19/11 10:08 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: daryl512]
Timbo Online   content
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Registered: 12/23/99
Posts: 694
Loc: Delaware
The Mohonk Preserve's way of encouraging you to buy a membership.

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#57569 - 05/20/11 02:08 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: chip]
kmc2 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/08
Posts: 18
I dont think that would be a lucrative investment on Starbuck's end. A little marketing research would quickly show that although the climbs in that area see enough traffic to actually support a store in that location, they would see that very few people actually walk off of these, or any climbs in the Gunks. Im thinking something with a drive through right on the carriage road is the way to go.

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#57570 - 05/20/11 02:51 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: kmc2]
Rickster Online   content
old hand

Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 845
Loc: Orange Cty, NY
Ah innovations. How about a rap through? "Please rappel to the first window thank you."

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#57571 - 05/20/11 03:00 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: kmc2]
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Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/25/99
Posts: 2468
Loc: Poughkeepsie, NY
For today's climbing business, Starbucks will have to think outside the box and totally redesign their basic layout. Drive-through is too far away from the population, rap-through is the way to go.

Build 'em at the top of established raps with a nice deck to sit on and gaze at the view, sipping your latte while you wait your turn to rap down. Of course, the peace and quiet of the natural scene isn't stimulating enough for many climbers, so a rock-concert quality speaker system will be needed to pump out heavy metal music to recreate the gym atmosphere that is now most associated with climbing.

Equip the deck with multiple rap anchors so that several parties can descend simultaneously. Of course there is a fee for using these anchors, paid for by swiping a credit card.

Sell Starbucks brand energy bars and rehydration drinks as well as the usual fare. Oh, and don't forget the little canvas credit-card holders with the Starbucks logo and harness loop clip so your customers will have a way to pay for all the stuff they're consuming while they wait their turn.

Naturally, an insignificant fraction of the profits should be conspicuously channeled into anchor replacement initiatives as well as the bolting of any sections that are not perfectly protected with ordinary trad gear.

Do we have a business plan here or what?


Edit: Rick beat me to the punch. But not the value-added details I've supplied.

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#57574 - 05/20/11 04:15 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: rg@ofmc]
Welle Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
Oh Gawd, I just pictured bunch of caffeine-crazed jittery Type A New Yorkers all over the Trapps creating all kinds of rappel-anchor rage..."Passing thru, passing thru", "On your left, on your LEFT!!!" - sort of like Snowbird, Utah on a bluebird powder day...

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#57575 - 05/20/11 04:19 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: Welle]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
Originally Posted By: Welle
Oh Gawd, I just pictured bunch of caffeine-crazed jittery Type A New Yorkers all over the Trapps creating all kinds of rappel-anchor rage


What's to imagine? Sounds just like any busy weekend over the last several years.

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#57576 - 05/20/11 04:22 PM Re: 17 DOLLARS!?!?!?!?! [Re: Mike Rawdon]
Welle Offline
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 213
Loc: Western Slope
^^^ true. but I pictured the same in a fast forward mode, something like a regular weekend on steroids.

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