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2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index

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 Sky plan applies to Index crags that […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|News, Our Projects|Comments Off on 2017 Climbing Management Plans at Beacon and Index

Icicle Cleanup 2016

On April 23, 2016, a large group of volunteers turned out for the third or fourth Icicle Cleanup, hosted by the Leavenworth Mountain Association.

The Leavenworth Mountain Association connects the community to the mountains for the benefit of both.

The Seattle Vertical World is America’s first climbing gym, founded in 1987.

Two teams of climbers sponsored […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Our Projects|Comments Off on Icicle Cleanup 2016

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, […]

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The Matrix

On May 30, 2015, volunteers worked along side employees of the U.S. Forest Service Methow District  to built a new access trail serving a crag near Mazama, Washington. This project came about as a result of a remarkable collaboration between local climbers, a national environmental group, and the District.

The success of the Matrix trail construction […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Our Projects|Comments Off on The Matrix

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