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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 [...]

Icicle Cleanup 2016 2018-04-20T16:17:29+00:00

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 [...]

Protecting Access to a Gem at Gold Bar 2018-04-20T16:16:44+00:00

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 [...]

Ten Recurring Access Issues 2018-04-20T16:15:35+00:00