by Adam Jensen
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September 26, 2012
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Climbers credited with reporting artifact removal

A group of rock climbers is being credited with reporting the excavation of Washoe Tribe artifacts at a popular Hope Valley climbing area earlier this month.

South Lake Tahoe resident Brad Perry and a group of friends noticed a man digging around the base of rocks in the Barbed Wire Boulders area with hand tools several times in the past four months, Perry said Tuesday. The Barbed Wire Boulders are located on the east side of Luther Pass north of the intersection of Highways 88 and 89.

The group of climbers confronted the man about the excavation on a couple …

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