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2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index

Years of work by rock climbers culminated this week when Washington State Parks Director Don Hoch signed a new climbing management plan for Forks of the Sky State Park (Index Town Walls) and an updated plan for Beacon Rock State Park.
The Forks of the Sky plan applies to Index crags that include the Country, Upper […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|News, Our Projects|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

May 2016 Index Falcon Update

Please do not climb in the area shown here until July 15, 2016 (this is the upper right portion of The Diamond, including “Hell bent for glory” and the top of “Centerfold.” If any defensive behavior is observed (dive bombing is typical), climbers should leave the area even if they are in an “open” part […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Access Alerts, News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments