Newhalem Seasonal Raptor Closure Starts March 1st - Opportunity To Volunteer Starting March 1, 2019, a seasonal raptor closure will be in place for select Newhalem climbing areas to protect nesting Peregrine falcons in the Ross Lake National Recreation Area of North Cascades National Park. Currently, six pairs of nesting raptors select nest sites [...]
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Site work for new toilet Arborist assessment Work with railroad, county, state parks Project timeline (spring or fall) If you’ve been to Index lately, maybe you’ve noticed some staking and flagging around the start of the Lower Town Wall access trail. We’re getting ready to put in a toilet! [...]
July 14, 2018 Climbers have been doing stewardship projects at Larrabee for over ten years. This year we did grafitti removal at the beach and among the boulders inland at Lost Ledge. As is standard, we ended the work day with plenty of time for climbing. Thirteen climbers showed up and some were [...]
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 [...]
Eightmile Creek Trail - June 2, 2018 Climbers have been doing volunteer trailwork on the Eightmile Creek trail since 1999. This year we began building a new switchback where the trail is heavily eroded in the woods leading up to Three O'Clock Rock, the most accessible crag in the traditional Darrington climbing area. [...]