American Alpine Club Cornerstone Grant Awarded

Salt Lake Climbers Alliance – Climbing Area and Stream Bank Stabilization Dogwood, Big Cottonwood Canyon

The CCG grant will be used for construction of a belay platform at Dogwood, Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC), Utah in 2015. Dogwood is one of the most easily accessed climbing areas on one of the busiest Forests in the country. Located in Big Cottonwood Canyon (BCC), the crag can be seen 50 yards from the road. It consists of a total of 18 routes (mostly 5.5-5.9) with easy top-roping access. The amount of use by climbers has made this little gem of a crag an eye sore with dead/dying trees, stream bank damage, and is an obvious impact to the watershed.