Two exciting pieces of news from the BACC!

Hello Bay Area climbers!

The Bay Area Climbers Coalition has two exciting pieces of new to share with you today.  First off, we’re excited to announce that our President, Matt Ulery has been awarded the prestigious Sharp End Award from the Access Fund.  Matt is being recognized for “his dedication and relentless energy to climbing advocacy in the San Francisco Bay area.”  The Access Fund goes on to note that under Matt’s guidance, the Bay Area Climbers Coalition “has organized and lead several Adopt a Crag events at local crags” and “assisted the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team throughout their visit beach dresses to the Bay area, providing housing for the team, co-tabling at local gym  events, and working alongside program sponsors at a variety of events.”

Our second piece of great news is that we received a letter from the IRS stating that we’ve been granted 501(c)3 status and are now a recognized tax-exempt organization!  Having tax-exempt status will assist us in fundraising for future events and give us necessary status to engage in certain organizational relationship building.  We’re working on our donation mechanisms now and we will let you know how you can help out soon.

 

Read more about the Matt and the other Sharp End Award recipients here: http://www.accessfund.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=tmL5KhNWLrH&b=7903133&ct=14519549

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 virtual reality glasses 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


NEW WEBSITE! 

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

http://www.bayareaclimberscoalition.org

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.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BayAreaClimbersCoalition


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