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Sunset Park, Lookout Mountain, TN
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

11/16/2007

Civil War veterans established the Chickamauga/Chattanooga National Military Battlefield in the late 1800s to memorialize the catastrophic battles that took place in this region. Spread over two states and four counties, the park is not only the oldest and largest National Military Park in the United States, but also home to one of the most historic climbing areas in the Southeast: Sunset Park.



Update on Oak Flat and Queen Creek, AZ
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

11/16/2007

Over the past several months members of the local Arizona climbing community have expressed concern about the substance and process surrounding the proposed federal legislative land exchange involving Oak Flat near the Queen Creek climbing areas.



Williamson Rock Update, CA
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

11/16/2007

As you may be aware, the Angeles National Forest has requested public comments on a proposal, which were due June 6th. The proposal is to construct a trail from the Angeles Crest Highway to Williamson Rock, located in the upper reaches of Little Rock Creek within the Angeles National Forest.



Wilson Peak Access Restored! Telluride, CO
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

11/16/2007

After several years of private landowner closure to public access through Silver Pick Basin, public access to Wilson Peak, a popular Fourteener located at the headwaters of the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers in southwestern Colorado, has been restored. In early November 2007, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced that it had closed on the purchase of 23 patented mining claims in Silver Pick Basin.



Access Fund and NPS to Tear Down Climber Trail, WY
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/11/2007

Actually, its not a trail but a 100-foot wooden stairway built around 1992 to stabilize the badly eroded base slopes of Grand Teton National Parks only true sport climbing area. The stairway is the only passable access to Blacktail Buttes 80-foot Main Wall.



Access Trails Under Construction at American Fork, UT
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/11/2007

There are a number of construction projects underway in American Fork Canyon that impact climbing access. The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, along with climbers from Provo, are working with U.S. Forest Service representatives to make sure that climbers' access is retained to all of the cliffs in American Fork.



Cleveland National Forest Access Threat Update, CA
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/11/2007

San Diego climbers are anxiously awaiting an Environmental Assessment regarding a proposal by the Cleveland National Forest (CNF) that would deny well-established climbing in order to create nesting habitat for non-threatened golden eagles and prairie falcons based on historical nesting of eagles in the vicinity.



Copy of Access Fund and NPS to Tear Down Climber Trail, WY
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/11/2007

Actually, its not a trail but a 100-foot wooden stairway built around 1992 to stabilize the badly eroded base slopes of Grand Teton National Parks only true sport climbing area. The stairway is the only passable access to Blacktail Buttes 80-foot Main Wall.



Fires and Crowds at Red River Gorge, KY
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/11/2007

Fall is typically fire season in Kentucky, and a severe drought this summer has created particularly dangerous fire conditions. After a lightning-induced fire started above the popular Funk Rock City crag in the Clifty Wilderness, the USFS temporarily closed the area to climbing on September 7, 2007.



New Climbers Parking Lot and Trail Now Open at Ely's Peak, MN
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

10/11/2007

A new parking lot and trail at Elys Peak were created to help minimize conflicts between climbers and the landowner near the traditional parking area. The Access Fund helped fund the project with a generous Climbing Preservation Grant. Additional funding came from the City of Duluth and the Minnesota Climbers Association (MCA).



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