Have you ever come across an unmarked trail while hiking or climbing that seems to be frequently used? Chances are, you’ve stumbled upon a social trail. What are Social Trails? Social trails are informal pathways that are formed by human foot traffic, often in response to recreational activities such as climbing. Climbers, in particular, tend … More Understanding Social Trails and Their Impact on the Environment
When it comes to the world of climbing, the sport can sometimes feel like it’s reserved for a select few. For years, the climbing community has been plagued by a lack of diversity, making it difficult for many to feel welcome. But there are community members like Marina Chislett, who are committed to breaking down … More Community Spotlight: Marina and Coalition Crag
In honor of Celebrate Diversity Month, BACC is spotlighting inspiring Bay Area community members dedicated to fostering safe and inclusive climbing environments. Last week we spoke with Nanda Guruswamy, BACC’s Community Director, about their involvement with Girl Ventures and the value of supporting youth through their climbing journeys. “I started climbing about 10 years ago,” … More Community Spotlight: Nanda and Girl Ventures
In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, BACC is spotlighting inspiring Bay Area community members dedicated to fostering safe and inclusive climbing environments. Last week, we spoke with BACC volunteer Vanessa Vun to discuss her climbing journey and work building an inclusive climbing community with LADY CRVSH CREW. Vanessa began climbing seven … More Community Spotlight: Vanessa Vun and LADY CRVSH CREW
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