Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition, Ragged Mountain Foundation, 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.

This crag is CLOSED until further notice while construction is underway.

Community Support Needed 

We now need the community’s support to raise $120,000 to pay off the Climbing Conservation Loan and complete site improvements that will include an access road, parking lot, and trailhead amenities to facilitate public access.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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