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March 1, 2019 Falcon Closure at Newhalem

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 [...]

March 1, 2019 Falcon Closure at Newhalem2019-03-05T15:05:56-07:00

2018 Index Update

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! [...]

2018 Index Update2018-10-03T00:44:12-07:00

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

May 2018 Falcon Closure at Index

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 [...]

May 2018 Falcon Closure at Index2018-06-05T11:51:06-07:00

2018-19 Liberty Bell Conservation Initiative

Liberty Bell Needs Climbers’ Support! January 16, 2018  Seattle, WA – The Liberty Bell Group, a cluster of five granite spires at Washington Pass outside Mazama, is home to some of the most popular and iconic alpine climbing in Washington State, including classic Fred Beckey first ascents like the Beckey Route on Liberty Bell [...]

2018-19 Liberty Bell Conservation Initiative2018-12-04T13:20:07-07:00