Climbers on Godzilla, one of the few "moderates" on the Lower Town Wall.
(Photo courtesy of ericandlucie.com.)
No tresspassing sign at the Lower Town Wall in March 2009.
Lower Town Wall:
Crisis turned opportunity
In March 2009, the private property owner at the Lower Town Wall put up "no tresspassing" signs below one of Washington's most beloved crags. Climbers rallied, and in 18 short months we raised over $300,000.00 for the purchase of the Wall and an endowment fund for maintenance and improvement. The wall is secure.
This successful effort was a joing project of the Washington Climbers Coalition, the Access Fund, and the American Alpine Club.
As of 2014, the property is owned by the Washington Climbers Coalition, and improvements are under way while we negotiate the terms of transfer so that the Wall can be incoporated into the surrounding Forks of the Sky State Park.