Archive for June, 2007


Friday, June 29th, 2007

6/21/07 – Broads Fork, sewn sling and biner
6/28/07 – Salt Lake Slips, ATC-Guide belay device and locking biner

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Access Fund/SLCA membership drive

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

News from the Access Fund:

As you are aware, the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance is an Access Fund Affiliate. The goal of this relationship is to strengthen the climbing community and the collective voice of climbers across the United States.

In the Access Fund’s continual effort to support the work of the SLCA, the Access Fund and SLCA have created an annual membership drive program that directly benefits your local needs. Through the end of the summer (September 3, 2007) a portion of every climber’s Access Fund membership contribution associated with the SLCA will be given directly to the SLCA.

Why should you join the Access Fund?

  • Nearly 85 cents of every membership dollar funds projects and services that conserve climbing access, protect the climbing environment, and minimize impacts and restrictions across the U.S.
  • Your donations allow the Access Fund to work with legislators, acquire land to open or preserve climbing, assist with formation of Local Climbing Organizations across the country, and more.
  • By joining, you take an active role in protecting and conserving climbing areas for this and future generations.

How it works:

  1. Browse to
  2. Renew your membership or contribute an additional donation. For climbers new to the Access Fund, we are offering a special introductory rate of $10.00 only available here during the membership drive through September 3.
  3. Select Salt Lake Climbers Alliance in the drop-down menu before the end of the summer (September 3, 2007). The Access Fund will automatically designate a portion of your membership dollars to support the work of the SLCA.

On behalf of the SLCA, the Access Fund, and the entire climbing community, thank you for making a difference in keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment on the national, regional and local level.

SOC Trail Days

Monday, June 4th, 2007

From the Save Our Canyons mailing list.


Save Our Canyons Trail Days

WHEN: Saturday, June 9
WHERE: Meet at The Big Cottonwood Canyon Park and Ride lot at 8:00 AM
WHY: To keep your trails in shape!

Another year has sped by and Save Our Canyons is again lining up volunteers for our Trail Days with the Forest Service. We will continue to go out on the second Saturday of June (9), July (14), August (11), and September (8). The Forest Service is always low on funds for maintaining trails and campsites, but this year they have zero dollars allocated so Save Our Canyons and the Wasatch Mountain Club members feel that, as constant users of the trails, we should do our best to help keep them in shape. If you are a trail user or just someone who likes to work outdoors, seriously consider marking your calendars for one or more Trail Days. There is work for every ability level for people eighteen years or older. We will finish working about noon to 1 p.m.

– 2 qts. of water or more
– extra shirt
– rain gear if applicable
– lunch
– snack
– sunscreen and bug repellent
– work gloves
– a pack to carry it all

Wear: long pants and shirt (long sleeved SOC tee shirt if you have one) heavy boots.

At this time, we are planning on doing rehab on campsites and trails in the Mill B area of Big Cottonwood Canyon. This is subject to change.

Gayle Parry will bring brownies and drinks for tired trail workers when the work is completed.

Let Gayle know if you are planning to come by e-mailing Gayle Parry – “gwparry -A T-” If not sure yet, just show up.