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Planning your trip

What public lands are open? Some private and public lands may have limited access or facilities; Canadian border closed. Recreational travel to Canada is not permitted as of September 1 due to COVID 19 concerns. [...]

Planning your trip2020-09-03T13:14:23-07:00

What’s open?

List of State Parks Open/Open-day use only/Closed (June 24) Beacon Rock and trail to the top closed to climbing due to Peregrine nesting under way (expected opening July 15) 2020 Falcon nesting closure on Upper Town Wall at Index posted on Mountain Project (select access alert) (expected opening July 15) Some campgrounds [...]

What’s open?2020-06-28T15:01:20-07:00

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 Live2018-08-09T14:58:56-07:00

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 Update2018-04-20T16:21:04-07:00

2017 Stewardship in Frenchman Coulee

Climbers have been helping care for the land in Frenchman Coulee and Echo Basin (the area commonly known as "Vantage") for decades. The Access Fund organized work here in 2000, and the Washington Climbers Coalition has done projects here since 2010. The Mountaineers, the American Alpine Club, and the Spokane Mountaineers have participated in [...]

2017 Stewardship in Frenchman Coulee2018-04-20T16:20:53-07:00
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