Indian/Mortar Rock – East Bay – Adopt-A-Crag – March 2017

The Bay Area Climbers Coalition would like to thank all the incredible volunteers, board members, and friends who came out to support our conservation work at Indian Rock/Mortar Rock in the Berkeley Hills on Sunday, March 26. We were excited to partner with the awesome City of Berkeley Parks and Recreation department in this community effort!  We would also like to thank Access Fund for supporting this event with a grant!

With a 50% chance of rain forecast, we saw a solid turnout of 16 volunteers. The weather turned in our favor: cool and dry – perfect for getting out the shovels, wheelbarrows, and pitchforks!
We accomplished quite a bit during this event, including the following:
– We spread 4 truckloads of woodchips in the Pit and main use areas at Indian Rock.
– We removed heaps of downed tree branches from the Pit.
– We cleaned the runoff from the wet winter and resurrected the lower brim of the path near the Pit to prevent future impact on the path.
– We cleaned and rejuvenated paths around Mortar Rock and Indian Rock.
– We had a ton of fun!
All photos are thanks to Paulina @
The event is the first of many to come over the coming months (we just confirmed Glen Canyon in SF on May 13)! Keep an eye out for updates and upcoming opportunities to be involved soon.

Indian + Mortar Rock Adopt-A-Crag: Coming up March 26, 2017!

Join the Bay Area Climbers Coalition for conservation work at Indian and Mortar Rock in the Berkeley Hills.  Activities will include adding new wood chips to the Pit, graffiti and trash removal as well as other efforts to improve one of our busiest and most treasured local crags. This is a great opportunity to give back to some of the East Bay’s finest bouldering! Bring your crash pads for some post-cleanup climbing.

Location:  Indian Rock is located up in the Berkeley Hills. The Mountain Project website provides a great overview and directions. Carpooling is a great option since parking is limited, please be respectful of neighbor’s driveways.
Date:  Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
How to Join:  Sign Up via Eventbrite

Safety – We are HUGE on safety! There will be a safety talk at 10am on the day of the event. Please note that we require all participants to be present for the safety talk and wear closed toe shoes. Unfortunately, we cannot allow anyone to participate that does not wear closed toe shoes and/or attend the safety talk.
Food – Lunch will be provided for all volunteers.
– There are drinking fountains available at Indian Rock – please be sure to bring a water bottle.
– We will be getting tools and gloves from the City of Berkeley Parks department.
Bathrooms – There are no bathrooms at Indian or Mortar Rock; please plan accordingly. There will be a lunch break, and there are bathrooms available at nearby businesses and at Cragmont Rock Park.