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2008 SLCA Adopt-A-Crag Day

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008

Little Cottonwood Canyon

The Salt Lake Climbers’ Alliance, in conjunction with the Access Fund, is organizing an Adopt-a-Crag Day on Saturday, October 11 in Little Cottonwood Canyon. This year we’ve gotten permission from the Forest Service to build a new trail leading to the Egg, which will eventually serve to access the Hong Wall and The Coffin (see map). The current disorganized network of social trails is causing undue erosion and impact in this fragile mountain environment. By building this new trail, we hope to mitigate climber impact and provide easy access to these popular crags, which include such classic routes as Lego My Ego, Low Blow, Tick Fever, the Coffin and the Coffin Roof.

To make this happen, we really need your help. We need as many volunteers as possible to pitch-in. This is your chance to contribute to your climbing areas and your community. Even if you can only come for a few hours, your help would be greatly appreciated.

During lunch break we’ll be raffling off gear and prizes donated by our sponsors, which include Petzl, Liberty Mountain and ProBar (more will be announced later on-stay tuned!). And after a long, fun day of hard work we’ll have an after-party at the Pavilion, located higher in the canyon (special thanks to Jim Williams of Williams Realty for use of the venue).

Here’s the important info:

Meet at 8am at the Park-and-Ride at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon (coffee and a light breakfast will be provided). We’ll carpool up to the work site.

Be sure to wear appropriate attire, such as work boots and be prepared for inclement weather. Work gloves are advised. We’ll have tools there, but if you have shovels and other tools, that would be helpful.

To sign up use the following link:

http://www.saltlakeclimbers.org/volunteer

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