2018 Peregrine Falcon nesting closure at Index (the Diamond) through July 15 There is a pair of falcons raising their young on the Diamond this year. Please avoid the upper pitches on this formation through mid-July. Climbing above pitches 4 on any of the routes there (Centerfold to Hell Bent For Glory) will not [...]
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Eightmile Creek Trail - June 2, 2018 Climbers have been doing volunteer trailwork on the Eightmile Creek trail since 1999. This year we plan to focus on a switchback where the trail is heavily eroded in the woods leading up to Three O'Clock Rock, the most accessible crag in the traditional Darrington climbing [...]
Liberty Bell Needs Climbers’ Support! January 16, 2018 Seattle, WA – The Liberty Bell Group, a cluster of five granite spires at Washington Pass outside Mazama, is home to some of the most popular and iconic alpine climbing in Washington State, including classic Fred Beckey first ascents like the Beckey Route on Liberty Bell [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]