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Thanks to our friends at KUTV for having us on this morning. See you at the Climbing Fest! Full story and video below. BY ASHLEY BEYER TUESDAY, AUGUST 22ND 2017 (KUTV) Salt Lake City – The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance is throwing a big festival August 26-27, 2017 for climbers of all skill levels and ages. […]

Climbers Partner with LDS Church on Stewardship of Little Cottonwood Canyon Climbing

Climbers Partner with LDS Church on Stewardship of Little Cottonwood Canyon Climbing June 1st, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah – The Salt Lake Climbers Alliance (SLCA), the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and Access Fund announce the signing of an unprecedented lease for 140 acres in Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC). The […]

How Bouldering Changed Joe’s Valley – Climbers, federal land agencies, and locals work to preserve Joe’s Valley

The SLCA is excited to share Climbing Magazine’s article: How Bouldering Changed Joe’s Valley – Climbers, federal land agencies, and locals work to preserve Joe’s Valley by Carolyn Webber! The article highlights years of collaboration between federal, state, local, non-profit, and private sector partners working to create sustainable recreation infrastructure while brining economic benefit to rural Emery […]

HELP DECIDE THE FUTURE OF JOE’S VALLEY!

HELP DECIDE THE FUTURE OF JOE’S VALLEY! We need your help to determine the future of Joe’s Valley. The bouldering in Joe’s Valley, UT continues to rise in popularity, and increased climber traffic has made it necessary to make some infrastructure adjustments to protect this world-class climbing area. Over the last few years, Access Fund […]

PUBLIC COMMENT NEEDED: Backcountry Closure Policy

PUBLIC COMMENT NEEDED UDOT has posted their Backcountry Closure Policy for Avalanche Control in Little & Big Cottonwood Canyons. A Closure Policy for American Fork and Provo Canyon are coming soon. The final policy will be drafted on January 6th, 2017 after a review of public comments. If you have questions or concerns about the […]

Protect local & national climbing access!

Check out the Access Fund‘s Top 10 Climbing Access Victories for 2016. Your Access Fund & Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Joint Membership helps to make it all possible! Protect both local and national climbing areas today -join, renew, and donate here: accessfund.org/support Join or renew before Dec 14th, and get the Access Fund’s new 2017 […]

Vandal Destroys Holds on Climbs in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah

Vandal Destroys Holds on Climbs in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah 04-Nov-2016 By Hayden Carpenter Jimmy Keithley, a climber from Salt Lake City, discovered on Sunday what no climber wants to see: Many of his home bouldering area classics, in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah had been vandalized—holds smashed or pried off. “I went up there to […]

The Grit Mill Project in Little Cottonwood Canyon – by Blake Summers in the Utah Adventure Journal

Register for an Adopt a Crag HERE for one Saturday this fall and help with the effort to protect Little Cottonwood Canyon climbing. The Grit Mill Project In Little Cottonwood Canyon BY BLAKE SUMMERS | 09/27/16 The Lower Little Cottonwood Canyon (LCC) Hiking & Climbing Trail Project is the largest climbing access trail project on […]

Ruth Lake Adopt a Crag Re-cap

On July 29th The Evanston Forest Service (USFS), Blake Summers, Julia Geisler, and Jason Cazier met at Ruth Lake to prepare for the following days event, the Ruth Lake Adopt a Crag 2016. The group worked into the evening staging rocks and planning logistics. The following day, 25 volunteers arrived to do stewardship work and show […]

Access Alert! Bears Ears

BREAKING NEWS from our friends at the Access Fund… We have a big favor to ask…the future of iconic climbing areas in southern Utah will be debated this Saturday, and we need your help. There will be a public “listening session” to hear stakeholder input on the future of the Bears Ears region, which includes […]