action alert archive

Your Help Needed to Define Future of Yosemite Valley
4/10/2013

The National Park Service has released its latest draft of the Merced River Plan, which affects many aspects of Yosemite Valley that are important to climbers. We need your help to provide comments to this plan.

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Safe Harbor Needs Trailhead Improvements

With no facilities within walking distance, and limited space between the cliffline and railroad bed, a restroom facility and trailhead kiosk and signage are in dire need. With climbing popularity on the rise at the newly reopened crag, improvements and education are critical to reduce user impacts and build positive community relations that may lead to opening Safe Harbor “North” in the future.

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Save Oak Flat from Mining!

The future of climbing at Oak Flat is at risk under the proposed Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011, which would give approximately 2,400 acres of public land to a multi-national mining company for the creation of a massive copper mine. The mining operation would destroy the Oak Flat campground and a popular climbing area with hundreds of existing roped climbing routes and thousands of bouldering problems and would be the single largest loss of climbing in history of the United States.

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Expand Climbing at Rifle Falls

Climbing is allowed in Rifle Mountain Park, but currently banned in the lower canyon. If you want climbing to expand throughout the canyon, now is the time for action. Colorado Parks and Wildlife owns this portion of the canyon and refuses to allow climbing near Rifle Falls State Fish Hatchery. But there is an opportunity to turn this situation around.

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Stop the Sale of Chilco Falls
5/17/2012

Kootenai County Commissioners in Idaho are considering the sale of county property that includes Chilco Falls, the only accessible ice climbing in the area. We need your voice to object to the sale and keep this important area open to the public!

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Save Summit Rock
The County of Santa Clara, California has closed Summit Rock, a popular crag in the Bay Area to protect peregrine falcons nesting. Instead of implementing a seasonal climbing closure to protect the nesting site, the standard management practice at all levels of government nationwide, the County is enforcing a year round closure. We need your help to encourage the County to lift this unreasonable closure and work with the climbing community to implement appropriate climbing management practices that protect the nesting raptors while still allowing recreational access.

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Stop Seasonal Closures of North Carolina State Parks

Climbing areas in North Carolina State Parks are threatened by possible winter season closure. The potential closure is in the early stages of the legislative process and now is the best time to voice concern. If North Carolina’s State Parks are important to you—especially those that contain climbing areas—then write your state representatives and urge them to keep them open year round!

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Save Oak Flat

If you live in NM, OR, WA, CO, NH, WV, AK, WY, ID, UT, KY, NV, or TN, you have the ability to help save this climbing area, because one of your Senators sits on the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which is due to hear testimony on the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange this Thursday, February 9th. Click below for an easy way to contact your Senator and send a letter opposing the destruction of one of our treasured climbing areas!

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Help Save Climbing at Massacre and Castle Rocks
The Bureau of Land Management has proposed a climbing ban at Massacre Rocks and Castle Rocks. We need your help to show the BLM that reasonable compromises can be reached that allow climbing and protect valuable culture resources.

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Imminent Threat to Climbing in California State Parks
7/14/2011

Your help is needed to stop the indefinite closure of 70 California State Parks. As budget battles continue in Sacramento, parks around the state face an uncertain future. Included in the proposed closure list are the granite spires of Castle Crags State Park and the iconic sandstone boulders of Castle Rock State Park.

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Save Red Rock Canyon from Development
8/3/2011

World-renowned Red Rock Canyon, outside of Las Vegas, NV, is in danger of forever being diminished by development on its borders. Your comments are needed to stop this project and keep Red Rock Canyon's natural beauty intact.

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