Archive for June, 2011

SLCA 2nd Annual Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

From the SLCA mailing list:

SLCA, May 2011 Update 2

Black Diamond is hosting the 2nd Annual Salt Lake Climbers Alliance Fundraiser Thursday night, June 23. The event will take place in front of BD’s Salt Lake City headquarters, in the parking lot, otherwise know as the Black Diamond Courtyard, at 2084 East & 3900 South.

The event will run from 6-10pm and will include an evening full of food, drinks, raffles and music to benefit the SLCA. Additionally, there will be poster signings by Black Diamond athletes Alex Honnold, Kate Rutherford and Sonnie Trotter. The fundraiser will be held outdoors, rain or shine. All children under the age of 21 must be accompanied by an adult and please no dogs! Tickets are currently being sold at both the BD retail store and I.M.E. for $30. After June 18 tickets will retail for $35.

Associated sponsors include: Desert Edge Brewery, The Front Climbing Club, IME, La Sportiva, Liberty Mountain, Maxim Ropes, Metolius, Momentum Climbing Gym, Mountainworks, The Quarry, REI, Rockreation, Sterling Ropes and Utah Mountain Adventures.

Event info:

  • Location: BD Courtyard, 3900 S 2084 E, Salt Lake City Utah
  • Date: Thursday, June 23rd
  • Time: 6-10 PM
  • Tickets: Black Diamond Store and I.M.E
  • Tickets before June 18th: $30
  • Tickets after June 18th: $35
  • Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by an adult
  • No dogs please
  • Poster signings with BD athletes Alex Honnold, Kate Rutherford and Sonnie Trotter
  • Raffle!
  • Beer, music and food will be provided

SLCA hiring Executive Director

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

From the latest email update:


Thanks to our partners at Black Diamond, Liberty Mountain, Backcountry.com, and The Front Climbing Club we are hiring an Executive Director. This funding, along with the SLCA’s contribution will seed the permanent establishment of the ED position providing greater accountability, community outreach, and advocacy for the local climbing resources that we all love.

Please see our job announcement page for information.

LCC Access update from the SLCA

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Little Cottonwood Access Update

Despite “no trespassing” signs climbers have been observed crossing the creek on the pipe at the traditional (pumphouse) parking for the Pentapitch/Coalpit areas. This pipe crossing is dangerous and a slip could be fatal. This area is privately owned and the SLCA has a positive relationship with the landowner. Help us continue this amicable partnership by accessing these areas from the pullout near Lisa Falls, it is located .9 miles up-canyon from the pumphouse and 2.5 miles from the park-and-ride. We have recently learned the bridge near Lisa Falls is closed and likely the entire trail on the south side of the creek. We will update our web site when we get confirmation. Sorry for the confusion.

Down-canyon, the bridge leading to the south side near the Buzz bouldering area has been condemned by the Forest Service. Signs have been posted promising fines for tresspassers. We ask that you obey these signs and find an alternate route to your destination.