group of trail workers pose at base of Farley crag

Do you love climbing in Massachusetts? Then you should be a member! Our 300+ members represent climbers and community members from all over the Northeast. Membership dues provide a significant source of income for the WMCC and are used to pay for the porta potties, maintenance on the parking lots, trail stewardship, our part time Operating Executive and other operating expenses.

Why become a member?

  • You’ll join a community of diverse, passionate climbing advocates.
  • You’ll receive a free Climb Gneiss bumper sticker so that everyone knows you support your local crags.
  • Direct members giving $60 or higher for the year receive a free member T-shirt and a 20% discount to Unspoken Beta
  • You can participate in elections for executive board members which gives you influence in important decisions that affect the future of climbing in Western MA.
  • You can sit on committees and support the work we do.
  • You’ll receive member only discounts on WMCC events and invitations to member only events.
  • Your yearly membership provides a steady source of income for the WMCC, which allows us to plan ahead and make decisions about land acquisitions and large projects.

Who are our members?

Our members include anyone who believes in our mission to conserve and improve the climbing environment we enjoy today. That includes climbers from all over Northeast, as well as hikers, bikers, bird watchers, and anyone else who enjoys the spaces we steward.


Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Memberships are renewed automatically. You can set up recurring monthly payments or recurring annual payments, whatever fits your budget.

$30, $60, and $120 annual giving levels available, as well as monthly giving options of $5 or $10 a month.

Become a Sustaining Member (Auto Renew)

If you are a Sustaining Member, you can login to donorbox.org to see when your next payment is due, update your payment information, or change your email address.

If you are not a Sustaining Member and you have questions about your membership status or want to update your contact information, email us at wmcc@climbgneiss.org.


 One Year Membership

Join or renew your membership for one year.

$30, $60, and $120 annual giving levels available.

One Year Membership


 Joint RMF/WMCC Membership

The Ragged Mountain Foundation and the WMCC teamed up to pay off the loan for Hanging Mountain in 2019 and jointly manage Hanging Mountain. You can support BOTH organizations by becoming a joint member for $40 and receiving all the perks of each LCO.

Joint RMF / WMCC Sustaining Membership (Auto Renew)


 Joint Access Fund/WMCC Membership

The WMCC is an affiliate of the Access Fund, a national organization with a mission to protect climbing areas across the United States. You can become a joint member of the Access Fund and the WMCC for as little as $60, with $40 going to the Access Fund and $20 going to the WMCC. The Access Fund has a cool new member T-shirt every year!

Joint AF / WMCC Membership


Fun Facts about Our Members

Members by County:
25.6% Middlesex
20.2% Hampshire
17.7% Out of state (shout out to our CT members!)
14.8% Worcester
7.4% Franklin
3.1% Berkshire
2.8% Hampden

Membership Numbers Over the Years:
Sept. 2020 – 140 members
Sept. 2021 – 223 members
Sept. 2022 – 295 members
Sept. 2023 – 318 members

Total Membership Income Over the Years:
2020: $5921
2021: $8352.98
2022: $11,653.94


Thank you to our generous members!

Membership level at $1000:

Nick Friedman

Membership level at $500:

Kelly Campelli

Membership level at $200:

Riley Larkins

Sam Morrison

Membership level at $120:

Kimberly Gaughan

Joseph Hardy

and one anonymous donor

Membership level at $100:

Robin Agricola

Jacob Baron

Russell Bentley

Alex Buchwald

Laura Ingalls

Christine Mauro

Timothy Nixon

Kimberly Parretti

Ward Smith

Jeff Squire

and 12 anonymous donors

Membership level at $60

Harry Beauregard

Meghan Braley

Calum Brockie

Elayne Bryan

Wayne Burleson

Ian Costanzo

Rama Davis

Alan Esenther

Yvette Estee

Spencer Fields

Sean Fleuriel

Kristyn Gleason

Lydia Glen

Emily Greenhaw

Kieran Hanrahan

Chris Hebert

Susan Jensen

Rachel Joakim

Koti Lefox

Sandy Litchfield

Michal Miedlo

Tim Murdock

Timothy Murphy

Daniel Navarro

James Peck

Theresa Perrone

Josh Seamon

Rodney Sheets

Janna Thomas

Jesse Vanek

Evan Wilson

and 17 anonymous donors

Thank you to all of our the members at the $20-$50 giving level, as well as our joint members!