The Washington Climbers Coalition posted the revised closure notice on social media, and in climbing gyms and equipment suppliers. It was posted on the access trail and at the site. Climbers cooperated with this closure, waiting until after the cliff was reopened in July to climb there. The birds were undisturbed.
Part of the process of issuing these closures may involve a public meeting. WCC representatives, local Audubon representatives, government officials and a few assorted others showed up for a meeting at the Snoqualmie District Ranger Station. Channel 13 news was there. As we entered the ranger station, they had a reporter doing the set up piece: a 15 second teaser to play at the beginning of the TV news. In a sensational newscaster voice the announcer promised to go inside and find out what all the conflict was about. When they actually went inside they found all of us shaking hands and smiling, eating somebody’s homemade cupcakes. Everyone was giving speeches about cooperation and the public benefits of conservation and recreation. There was no conflict. The TV crew found the story uninteresting. They left.