Event updates, a new website, and a board!

Greetings from the Bay Area Climbers Coalition!

Temps are great and the sending season is upon us – don’t forget to carve out some time to support your local crags too.

Check out this email for information on the first annual Berkeley Triple Adopt-A-Crag event, the new Bay Area Climbers Coalition website, and a re-cap of the super successful Summit Rock Adopt-A-Crag from earlier this month.

The Berkeley Triple – Adopt-A-Crag – Saturday, November 8

Join the Bay Area Climbers Coalition, the Cal Hiking and Outdoor Society (CHAOS), and Cal Climbing for the first annual Berkeley Triple!

Saturday, November 8
10am to 4pm

These three organizations are joining forces to take on the cleaning of three (yes three) of the Berkeley Rock Parks in one day – Indian Rock, Mortar Rock, and Cragmont Park – and you are invited to join us!Lunch has been generously donated by BUILD Pizzeria in Downtown Berkeley!

Registration and More Informationhttp://berkeleytriple. eventbrite.com

Please be sure to sign-up for which “team” you want to join:

Indian/Mortar – Volunteer – No Experience Required – we will train you
Cragmont – Volunteer – No Experience Required – we will train you
Cragmont – Trail Building – Experienced Trail Builders Only


Check out the Bay Area Climbers Coalition website for information about future clean-up events, educational materials, updates on Bay Area crags, and more!


Huge (mega huge) thanks goes out to our newest board member – Jack Hamm – for putting his expertise to work and building this site for us. Jack is going to be continually working on the site and making it even better as time goes on.

We also have a Facebook Group for the social media folks out there.


Re-Cap – Summit Rock Adopt-A-Crag

On October 4th a group of 45 amazing volunteers joined up with the Access Fund Conservation Team and the Santa Clara County Parks Department to take on some very needed work at Summit Rock – sport climbing crag in the South Bay.

Check out the full event report and photos on the Bay Area Climbers Coalition website – http:// bayareaclimberscoalition.org/? p=39

What did we do?……glad you asked:

– Over 200 yards of new trails were re-built and re-cut
– Decommissioned social trails that were causing erosion
– Over 300 pounds of trash and glass were removed
– Clearing of downed trees around climbing/belay areas

Make sure to get some climbing in at Summit Rock, the routes are excellent – it is open seasonally (late September through January) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Climb On!

Bay Area Climbers Coalition Board Members
Matt Ulery
Matthew Estes
Jack Hamm
Stella Hamm

Pinnacles Climbers Appreciation Days Oct. 24-26th

Hey Bay Area climbers! Are you around October 24-26? Do you want help keep an awesome crag awesome? If so, please check out this upcoming event from our friends to the south:

Pinnacles Adopt-A-Crag Update

Momentum is building! We are writing you because we wanted to personally invite you to our upcoming Pinnacles Climbers Appreciation Days Oct. 24-26th. Advanced Registration has been extended thru Monday Oct. 20th to assure that all Volunteers who register receive Free Park admission, group camping, Sat. eve BBQ and commemorative T-Shirt. Get ahold of your climbing partner – today- and make plans to join us! You are guaranteed to learn new skills, make new friends, do a little climbing, have loads of fun and go home with some swag!

Our Raffle and Silent Auction is a big reward for your dedication and hard work. Merchandise has been donated from, Arcteryx, Black Diamond, BlueWater, Boreal, Climbing Magazine, Excalibur/DMM, Julbo, LaSportiva, Mountain Tools, Omega Pacific, Pacific Edge Rock Gym, Petzl, REI, Rock & Ice Magazine, Sterling, Trango, Yates Gear and many others. See mtntools.com/pinns for details, ordering tickets and complete list of sponsors, including The Access Fund and The American Alpine Club.

More news will be shared later this week via email to all Registered Volunteers. Please encourage your climbing friends to join in the fun and Register today. Registration Extended to Mon. Oct 20th email climb510@mtntools.com to register.



Summit Rock Adopt-a-Crag – October 2014

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A huge THANK YOU to all the amazing volunteers who made it out to the Summit Rock Adopt-A-Crag. It was great working with all of you and the Access Fund Conservation Team today re-building trails and removing a huge amount of glass and garbage.

We received an email from Ranger Violette who we partner with to maintain access to this great crag – congratulations to the volunteers, you earned this:

Cannot ever thank you enough.  You and your group are the best thing to happen to Summit Rock since it became protected within the park boundary.  That is not an overstatement.  It was nice to walk around the bottom this afternoon and know the beginning to the end of the pollution is here.

It was an honor to work with so many amazing and dedicated members of the climbing community to show the Santa Clara County Parks Department that the local climbing community is invested in caring for and keeping our crags open.