We hope to announce a date for the soft opening of Phase One in the next two to three weeks! We are currently awaiting permitting before opening, and Hanging Mountain remains closed to the public at this time. The 2020 Phase One opening of Hanging Mountain will include six crags on the right side […]
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The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee invites you to a 90 minute listening session on Zoom, on Oct. 15th, moderated by Sarah Rasmussen. This is a space for climbers from marginalized communities to share their experiences, stories, suggestions, and ideas for how to create more welcome and inclusive outdoor spaces. Members of the DEI Committee hope to […]
-Hanging Mountain Zoom Presentation- Wed. Oct. 7th, 7:00-8:00pm Curious about what the WMCC/RMF Joint Stewardship Committee has been working on this summer? Join us on Zoom for an eye opening presentation on the Conservation Easement and Management Plan, MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, a brief overview of routes, infrastructure, and finances, as […]
Missed the last board meeting? Take a minute to watch the recording. Agenda items from the meeting included: Nominations and elections Finances Hanging Mountain Update JEDI committee proposal Membership Draft of Farley disclaimer notice New business
Wed. Sept. 16th, 7:00pm Temperatures are dropping and it’s time for the next board meeting. We will be hosting the meeting on Zoom and everyone is welcome to join! We are currently accepting nominations for board members and will be holding elections during the board meeting. Agenda: Nominations and elections Finances Hanging Mountain Update JEDI […]
Good news; the Farley lot is reopening Monday, July 6th! WMCC volunteers will be present the first weekend after opening, and updated maps of Farley crags and trails will be available at the main lot. Parking is always a concern when climbing at Farley Ledges. In order to secure a spot in the main lot, […]
The WMCC is now condoning climbing at all western MA crags (see climbgneiss.org) EXCEPT Farley and Hanging Mountain, and will keep the Farley parking lot CLOSED until Rumney opens again. The Farley parking lot is not able to handle a large influx of climbers and illegal parking is an issue which has jeopardized climbing access […]
Dear Fellow Climber: Local Climbing Organizations, Access Fund, partner organizations and land managers throughout the Northeast have been in discussions regarding what it means for us as society begins to reopen. Between being cooped up inside, gyms being closed, and nicer weather upon us, we sympathize with your desire to get out and climb. However, […]
Questions about closures and reopening of Western Mass climbing areas? Want to know how you can get more involved? Interested in hearing what happens behind the scenes at the WMCC and other Local Climbing Organizations? Everyone is welcome to join the meeting! Agenda: COVID response update (Access Fund, other LCO’s, etc.). Farley Closure status (any […]
Dear climbers, The WMCC board members have met and voted unanimously, in the face of the Coronavirus Pandemic, to close the properties we own – the Farley Ledges parking lot as well as our Hanging Mountain property – and to formally urge rock climbers to stay home from all Massachusetts crags we manage. Although these […]