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May 2017 Falcon Closure at Index

2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure at Index through July 15: routes from the waterfall to the Golden Arch on the Upper Town Wall are closed for the peregrine falcon nesting season. This includes the following routes: Waterway, Technicians of the Sacred, and lower pitches of Good Girls Like Bad Boys and Sisu.

Each year, Washington Climbers Coalition […]

By |May 24th, 2017|News|Comments Off on May 2017 Falcon Closure at Index

October 2016 Equinox Access Improved

October 5, 2016. Seattle, WA
The Access Fund and Washington Climbers Coalition (WCC) are pleased to announce that after years of uncertain access, climbers can (for now) enjoy improved access to Equinox, a premier steep sport climbing crag outside Mt. Vernon in Western Washington.

Climbing here is a privilege, not a right. Please follow the practices set […]

By |December 1st, 2016|News|Comments Off on October 2016 Equinox Access Improved

Gold Bar Boulders Trail Work Day, April 16, 2016

Over 75 people showed up for the work day at Gold Bar Boulders, April 16. We cleared some of the trails and used debris to block off others, to discourage their use and allow the area to recover and revegetate. These improvements help reduce erosion and soil compaction, which protect the resources that are there, […]

By |April 16th, 2016|Our Projects|Comments Off on Gold Bar Boulders Trail Work Day, April 16, 2016

Dogs at the Crag


Respect the rights of others to climb without being disturbed.

Tether dogs in high-use sites like bouldering areas or staging areas. This keeps dogs out of the way of spotters, belayers, and other visitors, and prevents other people’s property from being disturbed.

Respect the rights of your dog.
Make sure your dog has plenty of food, water, and […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Ongoing Issues, Vantage News|Comments Off on Dogs at the Crag

2015 Recap: Index, Mazama, and more

2015 Recap: These are some of the things that the Washington Climbers Coalition was involved in last year:

Index: WCC Involved in Managing Climbing Area. In late summer the WCC helped educate climbers about a closure after a fire broke out above a cliff called “The Cheeks.” In September, over 100 volunteers worked on trails, removed […]

By |March 21st, 2016|News, Our Projects|Comments Off on 2015 Recap: Index, Mazama, and more