Chris Greyell at Martha's Place boulder.
Photo by Tyson Gebauer.
Chris Greyell Memorial Fund
Former WCC board member Chris Greyell died in a tragic climbing accident occurring at his favorite climbing area: Darrington. Friends and family have asked us to establish a memorial fund for donations toward ongoing access projects in the Darrington area.
Memorial Fund Page.
There is a series of public meetings in a process undertaken because the Forest Service is directed to identify roads in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest for potential closure.
Climbers need to show up and voice their preferences or we may lose access to some of our favorite destinations.
More information on Minimum Roads Analysis.
We're working on trails at Vantage, Leavenworth and Index this year. We've raised money for a toilet at Vantage and helped define a narrowly drawn falcon closure at Index.
Summer 2013 Report
Read about our activities at Darrington, Index, Vantage, and beyond.
Summer 2013 Newsletter.
2012 Index trail project. To learn more about it, visit our
Index 2012 upgrade page.
Welcome to the Washington Climbers Coalition
This site has information about the issues we're working on; information on Washington climbing areas; background
on the WCC; information on how you can support us, and other resources for climbers. We hope you'll join us and help!
Washington rock climbing is remarkably diverse. There are 5.14s at Little
Si, V11s at Gold Bar, and classic moderates at Leavenworth. There's granite at Index, gneiss at Newhalem, andesite
in the Tieton, and limestone in the Northeast. You can wrestle a ten-foot boulder at Minnehaha and pad up a 20-pitch
slab at Darrington. You can start a climbing day enveloped in the lush heart of a rain forest and end it basking
in the open vista of a sagebrush desert.
Nearly everywhere we climb, though, we're guests on someone's land. Even if it's public land, we don't control
it. We need to work together to make sure we can keep on climbing, both now and in the future. The WCC's goal is
to keep Washington climbing vibrant by working with land managers and property owners on climbing issues, educating
climbers about legal, environmental and resource concerns, and promoting climber stewardship of our cliffs and
Donate by mail or paypal.