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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]