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 Information – http://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.
Bay Area Climbers Coalition Board Members