05/16/2009

City Support Garnered for Climbing at Auburn Quarry

Date: 5/17/2009

Last month Climbing Resource Advocates of Greater Sacramento (CRAGS) presented to the Auburn City Council, requesting a proposed resolution to the climbing restrictions in the Auburn Quarry. The quarry features over 50 routes (with potential for up to 150 routes) on quality limestone cliffs, yet has been closed since 2003. Both the City Council and the Mayor expressed their support for a resumption of climbing at the quarry. Although the decision is still at the discretion of California Department of Parks and Recreation, CRAGS is very encouraged by this support and feels that it will bring us one step closer to re-opening climbing at the Quarry.

For more information, visit CRAGS website.

Photo: Eric Whalen