1998 Access Fund trailbuilding project,
trestle area at Exit 38
Become a joint member today with one click by going to www.accessfund.org/joinwcc. Benefits of membership include:
· Access Fund t-shirt and other membership gifts;
· Subscription to the Vertical Times;
· Up to 60% discount on subscriptions to Climbing Magazine, Rock & Ice and Urban Climber magazine;
· Preferred pricing on Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT cars and trucks;
· 15% discount on all online purchases of Prana clothing;
· Updates on threatened climbing areas;
· Most importantly, being part of a network of climbers nationwide working together to ensure access to our favorite crags.
Whether through joining as a member, volunteering at a crag, or helping with fundraising, your support and donations will help preserve and expand climbing access throughout Washington. The Washington Climbers Coalition and the Access Fund are 501(c)(3) organizations and your donations are tax-deductible.The WCC is completely volunteer-driven. The more people who join us, the stronger we'll be! Here are some ways you can help:
Area Contacts: We want to build a network of "area contacts" for cragging and bouldering areas around the state. An area contact would be the eyes and ears of the WCC at the local level. He or she would keep in touch with what's going on at the local crag; get to know the land manager; help with outreach; and take the initiative to be proactive with crag stewardship (like identifying where a clean-up or trail project might be needed). You don't have to sign on to do all these things--just let us know what you want to do. You also don't have to be well-known or a rad climber to volunteer--just interested in the future of your area!
WCC Resources: We also want to build a roster of volunteers with specific skills to help our mission. These skills include:
·Trail crew leaders
·Journalism/general writing skills
·Web development & design
We welcome all Washington climbers! Please send ideas, questions or comments, or just your contact information so we can keep in touch.
Washington Business Supporters: In addition to private members and volunteers, the WCC has recieved some support from local businesses. If you have a climbing shop or a gym, we'd be happy to have you display our notices and action alerts, have you sponsor a crag clean-up, or participate in any other aspect of our program. If you are a climber, we suggest that you support those business that support us. Last year, two businesses, in particular, helped with fundraising.