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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 the […]

By |July 29th, 2007|Advocacy|0 Comments

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 Dome.

The […]

By |July 29th, 2005|Advocacy|0 Comments

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 (himself an […]

By |June 15th, 2005|Advocacy|0 Comments

2005 Darrington road repaired

Over the winter 2004-2005, rockslides damaged the Clear Creek road (FS 2050) in three locations. Citing a budget crisis, the Forest Serviced announced that the road was not a high enough priority to justify undertaking repairs. They blockaded the road.

In response, climbers embarked on a letter writing and telephone campaign. The Forest Service reversed course […]

By |May 1st, 2005|Advocacy|0 Comments

2004 – Infinite Bliss defused

In early 2004, an environmental advocate read in Rock and Ice Magazine that climbers had established the “longest sport route in America” on Mount Garfield, near North Bend, Washington. This individual had been concerned about concentrated recreational use of various types in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and the climb, Infinite Bliss (IV, 5.10b, 23 pitches), […]

By |June 30th, 2004|Advocacy|0 Comments