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Black Diamond matches Access Fund donations

Consider donating to the Access Fund! Black Diamond has generously come forward to match all donations, up to $80,000, through December 14. This means every $1 you donate becomes $2, but we need your help to unlock these matching funds. The Access Fund has played a huge role in helping the WMCC secure Hanging Mountain […]

Locals start development of Hanging Mountain

Many locals are already hard at work, donating their time and energy to establish this brand new climbing area. Dolci Mascolo, pictured below, and her partner, Ryan Stefiuk, have been busy developing new routes. Please note that public access is limited for now, as trails and other infrastructure are built. Please contact wmcc@climbgneiss.org if you […]

New Northeast Climbing Destination Secured!

Western Mass Climbers Coalition, Ragged Mountain Foundation, and Access Fund Partner to Acquire Hanging Mountain in Southwest Massachusetts!
November 20, 2019 – Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition (WMCC), Ragged Mountain Foundation (RMF), and Access Fund are pleased to announce the acquisition of Hanging Mountain, a new climbing area in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Situated on 14 acres, Hanging Mountain may be the biggest find in Northeastern climbing in decades. Once fully established, this hidden gem will provide climbers with approximately 150 – 200 traditional and sport routes, some up to two pitches.

WMCC Holiday Party, Dec. 2 @ High Horse

This year’s Holiday Party is also a special celebration for Earl and Glenna. We want to thank Earl and Glenna for all they have contributed to the local climbing community in the last 20 years, before they move. It’s a potluck, so please bring food or dessert to share! Email Danielle Rao at eyell151@yahoo.com to let […]

2016 WMASS Rendezvous

The Western Mass Rendezvous is back for its 8th Annual celebration of recreation and stewardship in our local climbing resources. The 2-day event kicks off on Saturday, September 24 with a USA Climbing Youth Bouldering Competition, and will include a screening of Reel Rock 11, a BBQ and Beer/Wine garden, a trail project and climbing […]

Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold with David Roberts (Nov 12th)

TICKETS SOLD OUT! …If you come by the show and we will do our very best to get you in, but we can’t guarantee anything.   Presentation and book signing Thursday, November 12th at 7:30p Hampshire College, Amherst MA Main Lecture Room, Franklin Patterson Hall Presented by and a fundraiser for the Western Mass Climber’s Coalition TICKETS […]

2015 Western Mass Rendezvous, presented by Millet

  SEPTEMBER 18th – 20th, 2015     Click Here to Pre-Register! Camping and competition space is limited!  Pre-register to secure your spot!     NUMBER OF CAMPSITES LEFT: 2 OF 40 Week of Registration Pricing: $25 ALL-ACCESS WEEKEND PASS(INCLUDES CAMPING!) $15 Camping (Friday and Saturday), Climbing and Party $15 Reel Rock Film Tour only Pre-Event Schedule Detail Updates rolling […]

Edurne Pasaban Slideshow & Booksigning

The WMCC and Mountaineering Books proudly present: a special evening with Edurne Pasaban, the first woman to climb the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks! Edurne Pasaban is the author of TILTING AT MOUNTAINS: Love, Tragedy, And Triumph On The World’s Highest Peaks (Mountaineers, 2014); Translated by local western Mass climber María José Giménez! From the Mountaineers […]

Summer BBQ Bash – A joint WMCC-AMC Event

A Member Appreciation BBQ and A Day of Climbing with Friends!  Daytime (9:30am – 4:30pm): Climbing trip wirth the AMC AMC will host a guided day of climbing at Rose Ledge, one of the best crags around. ONLY $2!!!!!!! Must bring your own helmet. Space is limited! Sign up before 7/23. For registration and questions […]

8th Annual Silent Auction

Come out and support the Western Mass Climbers Coalition at one of the best events of the year! We will be celebrating more milestones, so mark your calendars, dry clean your puffy jackets and formal wear, and prepare for an evening of merriment! Schmooze with good friends and bid on fantastic auction items including vacations, dining, outdoor […]