Archive for October, 2011

SLCA 2011 Adopt-A-Crag

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Calling all climbers! The SLCA would like to announce our annual Adopt-A-Crag Day, to be held October 22nd from Noon-5pm (after the Black Diamond Gear Swap.) Volunteers will be meeting at the Little Cottonwood Park-And-Ride, please car-pool if possible. The plan for the afternoon is to do a trash clean up of Little Cottonwood and maintenance of our past projects at The Slips and Ferguson Canyon. Please come out and show your good stewardship of the Wasatch. Refreshments and giveaways at 5pm back at the Park-And-Ride. If you plan on attending please complete the following volunteer registration so we have an idea of how many climbers are willing to help us with our goal of preserving access and stewardship of our local climbing areas.

Sign-up here:

Created by the Access Fund, the Adopt-a-Crag program is our signature stewardship event. It exists to unite our climbing community in partnership with land managers to conserve climbing areas.

Our volunteers should be prepared for mountain weather conditions, which are unpredictable and subject to rapid change. Further, our projects require the use of tools, which should be accompanied by a certain type of attire for your safety and that of others around you. Listed below are items to wear or bring to ensure your volunteer experience is a positive one.


  • Long Pants
  • Boots (sturdiest shoes possible, with closed-toe, no sandals!)
  • Sunglasses or other eye protection
  • Food / Water (2 – 3 quarts)
  • Leather Gloves

  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Extra layers

Be prepared for arduous work lasting up to 4 hours. All personal items must be carried by each individual in a backpack. If you pack it in, please pack it out. Also, dehydration is a real concern during the summer months. Please bring enough water to last the entire length of service. Please also note that most work on trails takes place at high elevations. Please come prepared with an Epi pen if you are allergic to stings, and please also notify work leaders of any special health or medical considerations when you arrive on site.

Also, thank you to everyone who came out for the Reel Rock Tour and also welcome to our new members!