Key Topic at Climb Smart 2012 – the Underground Chasm development

September 21, 2012 · Posted in Archives, Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News 

There is still space for Climb Smart 2012, kicking off the Fall climbing season in Joshua Tree with a fantastic lineup of legendary climbers, brands, locals, and inspiration to last all of 2013.

Click Here an important article just published by the Access Fund on egregious activities that currently affect climbing access in JTNP 

Friends Of Joshua Tree, in support of climbing in the Park and JOSAR (Joshua Tree Search & Rescue), works with the local community, sponsors like prAna and  Sterling Ropes and athletes and guides to bring us together and give back to one of America’s most treasured and storied climbing areas.  This year the price has been drastically reduced (it’s tough out there and don’t we know it!) and the program expanded to include all day Friday and Saturday clinics and evening events for both nights.

Climbers unite!  We have always been great stewards of the land in Josh, but several individuals, acting outside of the carefully crafted rules that climbers in JTree have lived by for decades, now force the Park Service to consider drastic rules to thwart further illegal developments in the Park.   We’ve worked hard to steer the attitude toward us in a positive direction, but it only takes a few misinformed or uncaring moves to crush the progress.  JOIN US as the climbing community to show the Park, and each other, our strength of purpose and commitment to stewardship for the long haul.  SIGN UP HERE for Climb Smart 2012.

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