WCC Logo Larrabee photo Vantage photo Mazama photo Darrington photo Index photo

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Ribbon cutting at October 2014 reopening of Suiattle River Road.


October 25, 2014: volunteers worked on the trail and some areas along the base of the cliff at the Royal Columns, in the Tieton River canyon near Yakima.
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September 6, 2014: volunteers from the Access Fund, the Mountaineers, and the Washington Climbers Coalition worked on the trail serving a historic Darrington crag.
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August 18, 2014: climbers, climbing advocates, guides and representatives of the Park Service discussed rappel anchors on Forbidden Peak.
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  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.

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On this site:

Home

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

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

Access Issues

Recurring Issues

Specific Issues

2014 Darrington and Road Advocay Update

2014 North Cascades Anchor Update

2014 Index Falcon Nesting Closure

2012 Deception Wall Falcon Nesting Closure

2011 Peshastin State Park agreement

2012 Vehical Access Revoked at Gold Bar

2010 Access road Decommissioned at Static Point


Stewardship

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

2012 Index Trail Project

2005 Sam Hill Acquisition in Leavenworth

2005 Index Clean-Up

Resources

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

About Us

Milestones

Tax Exempt Status
EIN Number


Membership and Volunteering

Business Support

Partner Organizations

Volunteers Needed

more ...         E-mail us:
info@washingtonclimbers.org


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