Join the SLCA & Access Fund for the 2nd Annual Climbing Stewards Training

2nd Annual Climbing Stewards Training

Join the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance and the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team for a professional climbing stewardship training in our own backyard climbing area at the Crescent Crack and Egg Trail area in lower Little Cottonwood Canyon. This event is in partnership with the Salt Lake Ranger District of the USFS and will highlight the largest climbing access trail project on Forest Service property in the nation – the Grit Mill & Climbing Trail Access Project. This training will provide volunteers and land managers with the highly technical skills & techniques needed to manage for climber impacts, while still providing an enjoyable & safe experience for visitors. This unique 2-day event will feature professional rockwork training in the field and will be a thorough introduction to the Grit Mill Project and what the SLCA has in store for trails and staging areas in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Upon completion, attendees will be encouraged to make use of their newly developed skills by joining the SLCA and Access Fund at future Adopt a Crags both locally and nationally to help protect the places we love to climb.

Where: Little Cottonwood Canyon – Salt Lake City, UT
When: Saturday, April 9th and Sunday April 10th
What: Participants will receive training in:

Project Site Assessment
-Walk through of the project area identifying climbing access & staging area components
-Understanding use patterns; trail networks, pad placement
-Best management strategies

Rock Work Basics and Techniques
-Why structures are needed
-Crucial elements in solid, lasting construction
-Considerations of area, native materials, resource dispersion, community
-Creating a “vision” for completed project
-Rock carrying methods – volunteer safety and work site prep
-Tying up a project
-Restoration strategies

Logistics:
• This is a FREE training program, however participants are responsible for their own food, lodging or camping supplies and logistics.
• Attendees should plan on bringing water, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, work gloves, rain/cold/hot weather clothing. Most activities will be outside, please plan accordingly.
For additional information and to sign up, please email Julia Geisler (SLCA Executive Director) at Julia@saltlakeclimbers.org and Ty Tyler (Access Fund Stewardship Director) at ty@accessfund.org

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