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2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index

Olympia, June 21, 2017. Years of work by rock climbers culminated this week when Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch signed a new climbing management plan for Forks of the Sky State Park (Index Town Walls) and an updated plan for Beacon Rock State Park.
The Forks of the Sky plan applies to Index crags that […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|News, Our Projects|Comments Off on 2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index

Recreation Politics

Public policy and public perception of climbing is evolving. Climbing as a sport began in the 19th century. Edward Whymper and his Victorian era friends started “climbing” as an elite leisure activity 150 years ago. Working class climbers took to this activity in England in the 20th century and they started (literally) using railroad hardware […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Ongoing Issues|Comments Off on Recreation Politics

Darrington trail project June 4, 2016

Join our partners Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest and The Mountaineers to provide some tender loving care to a badly eroded trail serving the most popular crag near Darrington. Three O’Clock Rock is a remarkable slab of granite overlooking a wild mountain valley. Climbers have been going there since 1969.

For this project, the […]

By |May 15th, 2016|Take Action|Comments Off on Darrington trail project June 4, 2016

May 2016 Index Falcon Update

Please do not climb in the area shown here until July 15, 2016 (this is the upper right portion of The Diamond, including “Hell bent for glory” and the top of “Centerfold.” If any defensive behavior is observed (dive bombing is typical), climbers should leave the area even if they are in an “open” part […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Access Alerts, News|Comments Off on May 2016 Index Falcon Update

Icicle Cleanup 2016

On April 23, 2016, a large group of volunteers turned out for the third or fourth Icicle Cleanup, hosted by the Leavenworth Mountain Association.

The Leavenworth Mountain Association connects the community to the mountains for the benefit of both.

The Seattle Vertical World is America’s first climbing gym, founded in 1987.

Two teams of climbers sponsored […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Our Projects|Comments Off on Icicle Cleanup 2016