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, […]

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, […]

Black Diamond matches Access Fund donations

Consider donating to the Access Fund! Black Diamond has generously come forward to match all donations, up to $80,000, through December 14. This means every $1 you donate becomes $2, but we need your help to unlock these matching funds. The Access Fund has played a huge role in helping the WMCC secure Hanging Mountain […]

Locals start development of Hanging Mountain

Many locals are already hard at work, donating their time and energy to establish this brand new climbing area. Dolci Mascolo, pictured below, and her partner, Ryan Stefiuk, have been busy developing new routes. Please note that public access is limited for now, as trails and other infrastructure are built. Please contact wmcc@climbgneiss.org if you […]

New Northeast Climbing Destination Secured!

Western Mass Climbers Coalition, Ragged Mountain Foundation, and Access Fund Partner to Acquire Hanging Mountain in Southwest Massachusetts!
November 20, 2019 – Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition (WMCC), Ragged Mountain Foundation (RMF), and Access Fund are pleased to announce the acquisition of Hanging Mountain, a new climbing area in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Situated on 14 acres, Hanging Mountain may be the biggest find in Northeastern climbing in decades. Once fully established, this hidden gem will provide climbers with approximately 150 – 200 traditional and sport routes, some up to two pitches.