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Unaweep Canyon Under New Ownership
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

11/19/2008

Mothers Buttress, a major crag in Unaweep Canyon near Grand Junction, Colorado, has been sold to the Western Colorado Climbers Coalition (WCCC) by the parcel's new owners, John and Marti Peterson of Gunnison, Colorado. Local climbers formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in part to purchase the land so climbers may access the granite climbing area in perpetuity.



Madrone Wall: Public Involvement Meeting #3, OR
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/15/2008

Clackamas County is working with the community to complete a feasibility study and develop a Concept Parks Master Plan for the Madrone Wall and is soliciting public input. This is the THIRD AND LAST public involvement meeting planned by the County.



Picture Rocks, IA
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/15/2008

The Jones County Conservation Board (JCCB) proposed the formation of a climbing management committee with oversight over Pictured Rocks. It will bring together climbers and land managers on an ongoing basis.



Ryans Wall Established at Newhalem, WA
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/15/2008

Ryan Alan Murray Triplett passed away on September 7, 2008, while soloing a multi-pitch climb near Mazama, Washington. Ryan left as his legacy his loving wife Jen, wonder dog Makiah, his family, and friends too numerous too mention. He was an avid and talented biker and skier, but his true passion was rock climbing.



Santa Barbara Bouldering Area Reopened Following Forest Fire, CA
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/15/2008

Last July the Gap Fire raged through the mountains above Santa Barbara, CA effectively closing down and partially damaging the popular bouldering areas known as The Brickyard and Lizards Mouth. The Los Padres National Forest (LPNF) initially closed the areas down for a month while aircraft applied hydromulch to 1,500 acres to help protect the denuded hillsides during the upcoming rainy season.



Toilets Installed at Joes Valley and Indian Creek, UT
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/15/2008

Joe's Valley has become one of the premier bouldering areas in the American West. With this popularity has come increased impact on the natural environment and has also placed strain on the relationships between land owners, climbers, and other user groups.



Vermonts Bolton Crag Protected, VT
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/15/2008

Through the combined efforts of the Vermont Land Trust (VLT), The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), and Climbing Resource Access Group Vermont (CRAG-VT), climbing at the 82 Crag in Bolton, Vermont has been permanently protected. Very recently, the VLT helped the ANR acquire an easement ensuring conservation and public recreation rights on the land where the cliff is located.



Castleton Tower Adopt-a-Crag Event, UT
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/14/2008

Castleton Tower needs YOUR help. On August 7, the Castleton Tower crags received two inches of rain in forty-five minutes. The flash flood severely damaged the access trail. An Access Fund Adopt-a-Crag event planned for this fall will repair the trail. We need your help! Please join us.



Climbers Reminded to Practice Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

9/17/2008

The following is a press release from Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. The park has had problems with a number of boulderers stashing pads in the park. Pad stashing in National Parks is illegal and could potentially affect climbing access.



Access Fund TeamWorks Trail Project Builds on Climbing Access Success at Newhalem, WA
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

9/16/2008

On September 13 rock climbers and three conservation groups joined the National Park Service to build and restore access paths to climbing crags outside of Newhalem, Washington at Ross Lake National Recreation Area.



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