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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.

The success of the Matrix trail construction […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Our Projects|Comments Off on The Matrix

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 and infrastructure […]

By |April 3rd, 2016|Advocacy|Comments Off on Long Range Planning at Index

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 |March 29th, 2015|Advocacy|Comments Off on Management of the North Cascades National Park and Ross Lake National Recreation Area

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 |March 19th, 2015|Advocacy, News|Comments Off on 2015 Update – Index Fund: crisis as opportunity

December 2017 – Vantage Update

2017 Update: Earlier this year, the Department of Fish and Wildlife agreed that we needed a second toilet in Frenchman Coulee. With the help of the Access Fund, the American Alpine Club, The Mountaineers, climbing gyms, and the Washington Alpine Club, we raised the funds and Fish and Wildlife plans to install the toilet […]

By |February 21st, 2014|News, Vantage News|Comments Off on December 2017 – Vantage Update