Luke Shy at Vantage. Photo by Danika Globokar.
Index Upper Town Wall Falcon Closure
The falcons which normally nest on The Cheeks are nesting on the central portion of the main Upper Town Wall this year. Please do not climb there until July 1, 2013.
WCC Index climbing area web page.
2012 Year End Report
Read about our activities at Index, Vantage, and beyond.
2012 Wrap Up.
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
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