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Why do stewardship projects?

Stewardship projects allow us to take care of the places where we climb. These efforts improve the climbing experience and help maintain access by keeping these areas in good condition and demonstrating to land managers and others that "we care." Maintaining trails and relationships at Gold Bar Boulders Goldbar project, 2016.Truc Allen photo. [...]

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

The Matrix

On May 30, 2015, volunteers worked along side employees of the U.S. Forest Service Methow District  to built a new access trail serving a crag near Mazama, Washington. This project came about as a result of a remarkable collaboration between local climbers, a national environmental group, and the District. Mike Liu and Other Volunteers [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:18+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Our Projects|0 Comments

Long Range Planning at Index

The Washington Climbers Coalition purchased the Lower Town Wall in 2010. The Lower Town Wall parcel includes 20 acres of spectacular climbing in the middle of a dense collection of the best crags and boulders in the state. This area has drawn climbers for fifty years. We are working on long range planning [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:18+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Advocacy|0 Comments

Management of the North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area

Highway 20 passes through the Ross Lake National Recreation Area, a corridor that is not part of the North Cascades National Park which is almost entirely a vast wilderness area both north and south of the highway 20 corridor. In many respects the U.S. National Park Services manages these areas as a single unit although [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:23+00:00 March 29th, 2015|Advocacy|0 Comments

2015 Update – Index Fund: crisis as opportunity

In March 2009, the private property owner at the Lower Town Wall put up "no trespassing" signs below one of Washington's most beloved crags. Climbers rallied, and in 18 short months we raised over $300,000.00 for the purchase of the Wall and an endowment fund for maintenance and improvement. The wall is secure. Read about [...]

By | 2018-01-20T21:58:23+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Advocacy, News|0 Comments