Recap: Glen Canyon Adopt-A-Crag, November 16, 2019

The boulders at Glen Canyon from a distance. A volunteer crew wearing Tyvek suits is removing graffiti. One crew member stands atop the boulders surveying the land.

It’s always nice to finish out the year on a high note, and thanks to the twenty eight volunteers who showed up to help out, that’s exactly what we’re doing! Over the years, Bay Area Climbers Coalition volunteers have made a tremendously positive impact at Glen Canyon, and during our last Adopt-A-Crag of 2019 we returned to focus on:

  • Graffiti removal
  • Trail maintenance and box step repair
  • Brush clearing

Our graffiti removal team was able to remove some relatively new tags and liquid paper markings and revisited previous removals that required a little more attention. While we were at it, we removed many of the chalk marks that had accumulated over the years.

A before and after comparison of a boulder that had graffiti removed. The after photo shows the paint was thoroughly removed.
It looks like we even managed to remove Karl the Fog somehow!

Glen Canyon’s trails are in better shape than they’ve been in quite some time, but there’s always room for improvement. Our volunteers helped to prevent further erosion by re-grading portions of the trail and repairing box steps.

A green sign reading "Trail Work Ahead". In the background, out of focus, volunteers work on brush removal.

No Glen Canyon Adopt-A-Crag would be complete without a little brush removal, so a team of volunteers worked to help clear away brush, trim back overgrowth, and remove fallen trees and branches that were obstructing the trails.

Thanks to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department for their continued partnership and to all who showed up to help make this another successful Adopt-A-Crag! We’ll see you next year!

a coyote in the fields at Glen Canyon
Looking down upon the bouldering area of Glen Canyon from the rim of the canyon