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It was a notoriously difficult climb, especially on the descent; but the "idiots climbing Haystack Rock" dynamic didn't become a serious issue until after the helicopter was invented, and climbers started demanding that they be rescued. When they were, the propwash blew all the baby birds out of their nests and into the sea ... something had to be done — so, something was. (Cannon Beach, Clatsop County; 1953-1968) (For text and pictures, see http://offbeatoregon.com/1908d.haystack-rock-climbers-required-constant-rescue-562.html)

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