Entries by Stephanie Giguere

Farley Lot Reopens July 6th, 2020

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, […]

Access Update 6/20/2020

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 […]

North East Local Climbing Organization Letter to Climbers

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, […]

Next board meeting: Wednesday, May 20th at 7:00PM

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 […]

Covid-19 Closure

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 […]

2nd Quarterly Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 15th, 7:00PM Quarterly board meetings are open to everyone. This meeting will be held via Zoom. You can use Zoom from your desktop, laptop, or smart phone. For more information about joining a Zoom meeting, please click here. Agenda: COVID-19 response (local plans and discussion of AF webinar)  – Wayne Sandisfield update (funding and […]

Social Distancing

Hey Climbers, Due to the current COVID19 situation, we are discouraging climbing at Farley. This is both to allow social distancing as well as to limit possible impact on local health and rescue resources. If you do choose to climb outdoors, we recommend you travel in very small groups (2-3), climb with extra caution, and […]

13th Annual Silent Auction Postponed

In the interest of public health, the WMCC has decided to postpone our yearly silent auction until further notice. We’d like to thank those of you who made donations or planned on attending for your support and understanding at this time. Our Silent Auction is an important fundraising event for maintaining access to our local […]

1st Quarterly Board Meeting 2020

Wednesday, Feb. 12 7:00 PM, CRG Hadley Party Room Get in on the action! WMCC board meetings are full of lively discussions about places you climb. Everyone is welcome. Agenda Silent Auction plans (Danielle) Sandisfield fund-raising update  (Rob) Sandisfield route/trail development update (Jeff) Membership Update (Wayne) Tekoa update (Jeff) Berkshires (Tim Murdoch)

Fall 2019 Trail Day at Farley Ledges

Sun. Nov. 3rd  (Rain date: Sun. Nov. 17th) 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Meet us at the main lot at Farley Ledges. Please do your part to maintain the trails at Farley Ledges. We all use the trails, and we should all help to maintain and improve them. Most tools will be provided by the WMCC. Feel […]