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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

2015 Index Love Letter

Index Love Letter

We all love this place — it is one of the most amazing places to climb in the country and for many climbers, it’s the best. It’s why many move here, camp along the river, or fight traffic on a weekly basis. We share this area with our fellow climbers, other visitors, land […]

By |September 1st, 2015|News, Ongoing Issues|0 Comments

2015 Update – Index Fund: crisis as opportunity

In March 2009, the private property owner at the Lower Town Wall put up “no trespassing” signs below one of Washington’s most beloved crags. Climbers rallied, and in 18 short months we raised over $300,000.00 for the purchase of the Wall and an endowment fund for maintenance and improvement. The wall is secure. Read about […]

By |March 19th, 2015|Advocacy, News|0 Comments