Our Projects

2017 Tieton River Stewardship Update

The Tieton River area hosts a wide variety of sport and trad climbing, and some excellent bouldering as well. In 2017 the Access Fund Conservation Team was in the state for a couple of months and, working on contract with the Washington Climbers Coalition (WCC), they supervised volunteers working to stabilize [...]

2017 Tieton River Stewardship Update 2018-04-20T16:21:04+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

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 [...]

Icicle Cleanup 2016 2018-04-20T16:17:29+00:00

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, [...]

Gold Bar Boulders Trail Work Day, April 16, 2016 2018-04-20T16:16:17+00:00

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. Mike Liu and [...]

The Matrix 2018-04-20T16:14:05+00:00