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Index Love
We love Index. Taking care of the climbing experience there is a community matter.


September 18-20, 2015: The Access Fund and Black Diamond Rock Project Tour will be in Seattle and Index. Learn more about it at the Access Fund website.


May 30, 2015: The National Forest Foundation and Forest Service sponsored a project to establish a new trail serving a new crag in the Methow Valley.


  Welcome to the Washington Climbers Coalition.

This site has information about the issues we're working on and information on Washington climbing areas; it also has 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 boulders.

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About Us:
our organization, our history, our supporters.


On this site:


Climbing Areas

West Slope:
Bellingham, Mt. Erie, Nehalem, Darrington, Gold Bar, Static Point, Index, Snoqualmie Valley, Beacon

East Slope:
Washington Pass, Mazama, Leavenworth, Peshastin, Tieton

Marcus and China Bend, Mataline Falls, Banks Lake, Spokane, Vantage

Access Issues

Recurring Issues

Specific Issues

2014 Gold Bar Boulders update

2014 Darrington and Road Advocay Update

2014 North Cascades Anchor Update

2014 Mt. Erie Update

2014 Index Falcon Nesting Closure

2012 Deception Wall Falcon Nesting Closure

2011 Peshastin State Park agreement

2010 Access road Decommissioned at Static Point

2009-2010 Index Fund campaign


2014 Tieton trail project

2014 Darrington trail project

2014 Vantage trail project

2014 Vantage toilet installation

2014 Index Town Wall planning and development update

2012 Index Trail Project

2012 Vantage Toilet fundraising

2005 Sam Hill Acquisition in Leavenworth

2005 Index Clean-Up


weather forecast, pass reports, Discover Pass information, ranger station contacts, avalanche forecasts, Northwest Mountaineering Journal, Washington rock climbing history, recreational immunity statute

About Us


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EIN Number

Membership and Volunteering

Business Support

Partner Organizations

Volunteers Needed

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Washington Climbers Coalition P.O. Box 77315, Seattle, Washington 98177