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May 2016 Index Falcon Update

2016 Index falcon closure announced by WDFW Graphic from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 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 [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:17+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Access Alerts, News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:17+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Our Projects|0 Comments

Protecting Access to a Gem at Gold Bar

The area affectionately known as "Gold Bar" houses some of the best granite bouldering to be found. The area has been recognized as a bouldering mecca since about 2000, and climbers have been active stewards in the area ever since. Those displaying a Washington Climbers Coalition sticker had special access here for a period [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:18+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Making friends over falcons

Seasonal nesting closures in support of Peregrine Falcon populations occur at many sites in Washington. Climbers and land managers are increasingly working together to identify nest sites and this has allowed us to have the closure area and the closure period more narrowly tailored so that we have broader climbing access in [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:18+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Ten Recurring Access Issues

Access issues come an go. Climbing areas may be closed through the reaction of land managers or property owners to concerns having to do with rock climbing activity or they may be closed through neglect of an access road, or for many other reasons. The are some common issues: Increasing recreational pressures are being placed [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:18+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Ongoing Issues|0 Comments