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Second Vantage Toilet Goes Live

August 2018 Update: The second toilet at Frenchman Coulee, near Vantage, Washington, is open for business. Fundraising was jointly undertaken by the Washington Climbers Coalition, the Access Fund, the American Alpine Club, and The Mountaineers. With the help of climbers groups, gyms, and equipment vendors, we raised the funds for a toilet here in 2012 [...]

Second Vantage Toilet Goes Live 2018-08-09T14:58:56+00:00

May 2018 Falcon Closure at Index

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 [...]

May 2018 Falcon Closure at Index 2018-06-05T11:51:06+00:00

2018-19 Liberty Bell Conservation Initiative

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 [...]

2018-19 Liberty Bell Conservation Initiative 2018-04-20T16:21:12+00:00

2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index

Beacon plan Index plan Olympia, June 21, 2017. 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 [...]

2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index 2018-04-20T16:20:46+00:00

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 [...]

May 2017 Falcon Closure at Index 2018-04-20T16:20:28+00:00