Do you love climbing at western MA crags? 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.
- 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Year Membership
Join or renew your membership for one year.
$30, $60, and $120 annual giving levels available.
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 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!
Fun Facts about Our Members
Members by County:
17.7% Out of state (shout out to our CT members!)
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:
Thank you to our generous members!
Membership level at $1000:
Membership level at $500:
Membership level at $200:
Membership level at $120:
and one anonymous donor
Membership level at $100:
and 12 anonymous donors
Membership level at $60
and 17 anonymous donors
Thank you to all of our the members at the $20-$50 giving level, as well as our joint members!