4th Quarterly Board Meeting

Thurs. Dec. 10th, 7:00pm

Looking for a way to stay connected with the climbing community as it gets colder? Join our board meeting! Board meetings are open to the public. Crack a beer and join us on zoom to welcome our newest board members, discuss the latest news about Hanging Mountain and more.

Agenda:

  • New Board Members
  • Hanging Mountain Updates
  • DEI Committee Updates
  • New Sustaining Membership & Membership Packets
  • Proposed Roles and Committees
  • Proposed Bylaws Update

This meeting will take place on Zoom.
Join Zoom link for Q4 Board Meeting

DEI Information Session

Tues. Dec. 1st, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Curious about what Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion looks like in the outdoors world? Wondering how you can be apart of this work? WMCC and Briana Blanchard of the Red River George Climbers Coalition are hosting an info session to explore these topics! Join us for a discussion on the framework for Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the climbing world, ways this work fits into the Western MA climbing community and an open space for questions and conversation.

Briana lives in Cincinnati and has been climbing in the Red since 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Miami University and has been working in non-profit for five years.  Briana enjoys sport, bouldering, and traditional climbing, and when she isn’t outside she can be found on her basement training wall or in the local gym, accompanied by her husband and their son, Atticus. Look her up on Instagram @Dirtbagmomma.

Click here to register in advance for the DEI Information Session.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

WMCC Listening Session: Thurs. Oct. 15th, 7:00-8:30pm

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 partner and collaborate with the individuals who offer their narratives to create a focused task list for addressing the many ISMs in our outdoor spaces.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 899 0293 4999
Passcode: 395525

Female sport climber climbing at Mormon Hollow. Information for Listening Session: Thurs. Oct. 15th

Photo by Michelle Bourget

-Published Sept. 30th, 2020-

Hanging Mountain Zoom Presentation Oct. 7th

-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 well the phased opening plan!

 

Missed the meeting? No worries. Here is a link to the Zoom presentation:

Watch Now

Passcode: @HangMount1

-Published Sept. 25th, 2020

-Last updated Oct. 13th, 2020

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 crags. However, the safety of our community is our top priority at this time, because without our awesome community, our organization would not exist. We are hopeful we can reschedule once the situation with COVID-19 improves, so stay tuned for updates.

Email Danielle Rao at eyell151@yahoo.com if you would like to make a donation.

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 free to bring shovels, rakes, gloves etc. Come prepared to get dirty!

REEL Rock 14 – Nov. 2nd

Sat. Nov. 2nd, 2019
Central Rock Gym Hadley
165 Russell St. Hadley, MA

6:00 – Doors open
6:30 – Short presentation on Sandisfield, MA acquisition
7:00 – REEL Rock begins
Tickets:
$20 – in advance
$25 – at the door


Click HERE to purchase tickets.
Last year’s event SOLD OUT– make sure you buy your tickets now!


*Please bring cash for beer, pizza, and raffles.*
Raffle prizes include a Petzl Grigri+ and Petzl Reactik headlamp donated by Rock and Snow, a Rumney guidebook signed by author Ward Smith, and an original oil painting of Farley boulders by local artist Steve Sengebush.

Second Quarterly Board Meeting – April 10th

WMCC Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 10th, 7-9 PM
At Central Rock Gym Hadley
All are welcome!

Agenda items include:
-Review Minutes from Last Meeting
-Review Recent Activities
-Silent Auction Winter Seminars
-First Aid kits
-Upcoming Activities
-Spring Trail Day
-Rendezvous dates?
-Membership
-Farley Parking
-New Business

Gym to Crag Seminar

Gym to Crag Seminar, a presentation by Michelle Dedischew.

Learn the basics of climbing outdoors. We will cover local areas, basic etiquette, an example of a solid pack/gear to consider, and access/maintenance.

Thursday, March 7th
7:00-9:00 Central Rock Gym Hadley, Party Room

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“Gym to Crag” is the second of two winter seminars hosted by the Western Mass Climber’s Coalition this year. Seminars are free and everyone is invited to participate.