Archive for February, 2015

Help influence the future of Joe’s Valley

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Take Action On This Issue

The bouldering in Joe’s Valley, UT is considered some of the best in the world. The area’s high concentration of boulders, with an impressive array of both moderate and advanced climbs, and its easy access from nearby Salt Lake City make it a draw for climbers from around the world.

As Joe’s Valley has continued to rise in popularity, the increased climber traffic is putting a strain on the climbing environment, causing extensive erosion on approach trails and at the base of boulders, human waste concerns, campsite expansion, and roadside safety concerns.

The SLCA and the Access Fund have engaged the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the US Forest Service (USFS), taking critical steps to begin long term stewardship planning that addresses the increased climber traffic at Joe’s Valley. As a first step, the SLCA funded (with help from Access Fund and AAC) an area assessment to document the current condition of the resources in Joe’s Valley and identify areas of concern. It is clear that infrastructure improvements, management alternatives, and climber behavior changes are going to be essential to protect Joe’s Valley.

Please follow this link to a letter writing tool that will provide requested feedback to the BLM concerning the future of Joe’s Valley.

Public review, Cottonwood Task Force

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

From the Wasatch Mountain Club, following is a public review of the Cottonwood Task Force Recommendation from Mountain Accord.

Upcoming Mountain Accord public meetings:
Public Events

February 11, 2015
Cottonwood High School
5715 South 1300 East, Murray, UT 84121
Q&A: 6 – 7:30 p.m.

February 24, 2015
Black Box Theater, Eccles Center for the Performing Arts
1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, UT 84060
Q&A: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Open House: 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

February 25, 2015
Salt Lake City, TBD

Exposure Volume II Screening – Petzl America

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015


Join us Feb.10, 2015 at Petzl America’s new state-of-the-art LEED Platinum certified headquarters in Salt Lake City for SparkShop’s latest film: Exposure Volume II. This visually stunning film follows athletes Daniel Woods, Jimmy Webb, Alex Megos, Alex Puccio, and Dmitry Sharafutdinov as they push the very limits of climbing difficulty.

Beer (for those over 21) will be supplied by Moab Brewery.

Plus, it’s for a good cause! Ticket proceeds go to the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, the voice for Wasatch climbers!