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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 [...]

December 2017 – Vantage Update 2018-04-20T16:28:35+00:00

2008 Skagit Gorge Management Agreement

Luke Distelhorst on Luna Park, 5.11a/b, Newhalem. Since 2003, climbers have been adhering to a voluntary "moratorium" on the development of new climbs and new bouldering areas in the Skagit Gorge and other parts of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area.  One area in particular, just outside the town of [...]

2008 Skagit Gorge Management Agreement 2018-04-20T16:28:50+00:00

2007 Static Point Access Reduced

Spada Reservoir from the air. Photo from Cliff Mass Weather Blog. Static Point is located on land which is managed by the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR manages their land to generate timber revenue which is intended to support public schools. Access to the area utilizes roads maintained for [...]

2007 Static Point Access Reduced 2018-04-20T16:28:56+00:00

2005 Sam Hill Acquisition

The Washington Climbers Coalition helped the Trust for Public Land (TPL) buy Leavenworth's Sam Hill crags in April, 2005. A 40-acre parcel was for sale and at risk for residential development, seriously threatening access. Crags included in the purchase are Sam Hill, The Underhill, Whoopsie Pillar, Ski Tracks Crack, the Fridge Boulder, and Trundle [...]

2005 Sam Hill Acquisition 2018-04-20T16:29:04+00:00

2005 Dishman Defused

Ad appearing in Rock and Ice Magazine In June, 2004, a longtime Spokane area climber raised concerns about issues including the presence of two artificial (bolted on) holds, hold chipping, and retrobolting (including retrobolting gear-protected routes) at the Dishman crag in Spokane. An employee of the land owning irrigation district [...]

2005 Dishman Defused 2018-04-20T16:29:13+00:00