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Lighting the Way

“I’ve learned the importance of giving back; we as humans take so much from the earth, the least we can do is keep it clean.” @therealzoegirl – Zoe Keithley “After helping out in these areas it makes me feel closer to the land that i love to play on. The outside is better than 3-D […]

Corporate Adopt a Crags

This year, the SLCA asked local businesses to bring their employees out to give back to the places they love to play through stewardship of the climbing resource in the Wasatch. Many companies came out to support – here are two… Eric, Jedidiah, and Alex are all on the Cryptographic Services team within Cisco’s Information Security […]

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 […]

Thank you Petzl!

Thanks to the Petzl employees who came out to volunteer at the lower Little Cottonwood Canyon Hiking & Climbing Trail Access Project this past Monday. Petzl put in 40 hours of sweat labour towards mitigating erosion at the Bong Eater formation. Their volunteer hours will be matched with grant dollars to pay for this project […]

Volunteers Needed: Lower LCC Adopt a Crags

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Adopt a Crags Lower Little Cottonwood Canyon Climbing Trail Access Project Saturdays & Sundays August-November 8am-2pm Location: Meet in the lower Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride. If you miss the morning meet up, join the crew at the work area. / Work Areas August-November include: Crescent Crack & Mexican Crack Staircase, Bong Eater, Secret Garden, […]

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 […]


DIVISION WALL ADOPT A CRAG RE-CAP THANK YOU to everyone that came out to help at the Division Wall Adopt a Crag in American Fork Canyon. Every hour we give to make climbing areas more environmentally sustainable is an hour spent building our relationship with land managers to protect access to the places we love to […]

Division Wall Adopt a Crag

Volunteers are still needed for the Division Wall, American Fork Canyon Adopt a Crag this Saturday, July 16th Register here: What: Help the SLCA and the Forest Service finish the staging area at the Division Wall. Bring water and snacks. Long pants, close-toed shoes, helmets, gloves, sun protection and sunglasses are required. The SLCA […]