Climb Smart 2017 October 13-15, JTNP and JT Lakes Campground

July 1, 2017 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Climb Smart 2017 October 13-15, JTNP and JT Lakes Campground 

Hans Florine ‘On The Nose’ book and show party at Climb Smart 16

UPDATEathlete lineup to include Nina Williams, Brad Gobright, John Long, Jon Cardwell, Rob Mulligan, Ben Hanna and other pros stepping up for CLIMB SMART 2017

Can you feel it coming? Joshua Tree season just around the corner… ticket sales for Climb Smart 2017 are approaching sold out. We sold out last year about two weeks before the event.  Sign up now to reserve your spot. 

CS17 Poster

Join us to kick off the Fall climbing season at Climb Smart, and support Joshua Tree Climber Stewards, Climbers Coffee, H.A.R.P. anchor replacement and JOSAR

see pics from last year’s event here! 

See Climb Smart 2017 DRAFT Schedule and Clinic Matrix (Don’t print it out… NOT FINAL and changes are Guaranteed)

 

 

Climbing Community Meeting Notice- March 8, 2017

February 20, 2017 · Posted in Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Climbing Community Meeting Notice- March 8, 2017 

Join FOJT, JOSAR, and the climbing community in a gathering hosted by Joshua Tree National Park! March 8, 2017 6-8pm at the Joshua Tree Community Center (doors open 5:30pm). 

Let your voice be heard… Come and discuss the current and future state of climbing in the national park. Snacks provided. 

first permitted fixed anchor in Wilderness in JTNP

December 15, 2013 · Posted in Archives, Climber Alert, General, News · Comments Off on first permitted fixed anchor in Wilderness in JTNP 

FOJT thanks Kevin Powell for stepping up to improve the anchors at a popular feature in the Park, and for showing the way forward for climbers to work with the Park in wilderness fixed anchor management. Here’s a screen cap of his post on Mountain Project about the replaced/upgraded anchors on Room To Shroom and four other climbs just a short scramble from Barker Dam. No need to use the Pinyon Pine anymore!

post on MP from KP Both Mark Butler (Superintendent JTNP) and John Jarvis (Director, NPS) have made recent landmark decisions that clarify how fixed anchors in wilderness are to be managed… thanks to the input of groups like FOJT, AF, and climbing ranger Bernadette Regan (JTNP), the way forward is both better for climbers and the preservation of the Park. That is a win/win! FOJT BOD

Thanks KP!

Thanks KP!

Rattlesnake Canyon closed due to Vandalism!

April 13, 2013 · Posted in Archives, Call To Action, Climber Alert, Events, General, News · Comments Off on Rattlesnake Canyon closed due to Vandalism! 

The popular Indian Cove accessible crag known as Rattlesnake Canyon has been closed to all access while the JTNP deepens the investigation of the vandals defacing rock and creating blight in our National Park.
Here is what the mainstream media is saying http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-joshua-tree-graffiti-20130413,0,3668905.story

This link will take you to the official announcement by JTNP on the closure.

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“We hope it’s isolated. We’re hoping that the public will help us out by reporting any damage or vandalism that they see.” One ranger said to the Press.

FOJT and the Access Fund are in dialogue with the Park on remedies and potential activation of the climbing community to combat this epidemic of impact and poor taste.  Please feel free to share your feelings, or better yet solution ideas, to this blog and we will air them at our Board Retreat nexst week.

Thank you!