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The WCC Needs Your Input

We’ve teamed up with Dr. David Carter from the University of Utah to conduct a survey of Washington climbers’ characteristics, experiences, and preferences.

We’ll use the survey results for more effective stewardship and advocacy initiatives and researchers will use them to study what shapes climbers’ opinions. 

  • The survey takes less than 12 minutes
  • Your information will not be shared/sold
  • Upon completing the survey, you can enter a drawing to win a FREE Petzl rope! 

Click on the survey link below to get started (or copy-and-paste the URL into your internet browser). Survey URL: https://csbsutah.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dampESSQ01nuxAV

Upcoming Events

Events are open to climbers of all levels and interest unless noted otherwise.
Lady Crusher Day – Fall Edition
Saturday October 5th - Lava Point If you identify as a lady, know a lady, or have a tiny lady (daughter) who would like to...
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YCS Trail Work Day
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM – 3 PM What: We’ll be continuing the work we started last year at the Bend. Specifically building...
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Fall Clean Up
Saturday October 26, 2019  8:45am  Meet at The Bend parking area. 9am-12pmWe will pick up trash along highway 12 and in parking area. If you...
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Lava Point

Lava Point

The United States Forest Service needs your help!


Ventenata Dubia (North Africa grass) was identified at and around Lava Point last fall. So far, this is the only documented site on the entire 4.2 million acres of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Ventenata is a highly invasive annual grass (think – the next cheat grass!)  https://www.nwcb.wa.gov/weeds/ventenata

You can help control the spread by staying on established trails and cleaning your shoe & equipment when you leave Lava Point or any area infested with noxious weeds!

Recent Activity

New routes, access issues, community updates, etc.
Fall Clean Up
Saturday October 26, 2019  8:45am  Meet at The Bend parking area. 9am-12pmWe will pick up trash along highway 12 and in parking area. If you...
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B Weir of The Dead Rebolt
Lava Point - May 17 2019 Someone seems to have attempted to chop this route years ago. There has been a bit of a runout...
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Smash and Grabs Are Back!
Good climbing weather is back, and so are everyone's favorite a-holes. This photo is from last week at Royal Columns highway pullout. REMINDER: When climbing...
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YCS Ground School
The Problem of Aging Hardware It is usually a relief to clip the anchors... but not always. Many bolts and anchors in the Tieton are...
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New Anchors Are Here

New Anchors Are Here

Thanks to a grant from Washington Anchor Replacement Project and local volunteers, new hardware is being installed at the top of some of Royal Columns most popular climbs. Anchors will continue to be replaced throughout the spring.

Please use your own gear for toproping!