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2017 Tieton River Stewardship Update

2017 team at Royal Columns. WCC trail projects offer an opportunity to make friends while helping take care of these places. The Tieton River area hosts a wide variety of sport and trad climbing, and some excellent bouldering as well. In 2017 the Access Fund Conservation Team was in the state for a [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:17+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Our Projects|Comments Off on 2017 Tieton River Stewardship Update

Stewardship in Frenchman Coulee

Climbers have been helping care for the land in Frenchman Coulee and Echo Basin (the area commonly known as "Vantage") for decades. The Access Fund organized work here in 2000, and the Washington Climbers Coalition has done projects here since 2010. The Mountaineers, the American Alpine Club, and the Spokane Mountaineers have participated in [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:17+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Advocacy, Vantage News|Comments Off on Stewardship in Frenchman Coulee

2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index

Beacon plan Index plan 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 [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:17+00:00 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 | 2018-01-20T21:58:17+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Ongoing Issues|0 Comments

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. Blueberry Hill is seen [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:17+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Take Action|0 Comments