Thursday, March 9, 2017

John Peterson Memorial

As many of you have heard, we lost John Peterson in a climbing accident this past week.
John's wife, Marti, is in our thoughts.

The Petersons purchased Unaweep's Upper Mothers Buttress about ten years ago, and shortly thereafter, local Grand Junction climbers were approached by the Access Fund to form up a climbers' coalition, get our 501(c)3 status, and buy the cliff portion of the property from the Petersons so that we could all enjoy open access to the cliffs in perpetuity.  Thus, the WCCC was born, with the best possible neighbors in the world.

John Peterson Memorial:
The memorial service for John Peterson will be held this Saturday, March 11th at 2pm in the Western State Colorado University Center Ballroom.
There will be a tribute site. Email grhaynes@western.edu for information about how to share your JP stories and photos.
JP wasn't big on flowers, religion, or lots of sentimental stuff. In lieu of flowers, please consider one of these organizations to donate to:
JP was very active with the Access Fund. Memorial to the Access Fund would be deeply appreciated:
https://www.accessfund.org/
Donations to a scholarship fund at the Western State Colorado University Foundation would be deeply appreciated:  Donations may be made in several ways. Checks may be made out to “Western State Foundation” with “John Peterson Memorial” on the memo line, or make a gift online on the secure site via credit card, paypal or echeck at western.edu/give
 and put “John Peterson Memorial” in the comments box.

Rest in Peace, John!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Escalante Advisory Council meeting Feb 22

Dear Public Lands Supporter,

The Dominguez-Escalante NCA Advisory Council will meet on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mesa County Central Services building, 200 S. Spruce Street, Room 40, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501.

The minutes of the last Advisory Council meeting, held in Delta on January 25, 2017, are now available online on the How to get Involved--Meetings page of the D-E NCA planning website: http://1.usa.gov/1qKkMVi.

Best wishes,

Bureau of Land Management
Dominguez-Escalante NCA

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Guide Services and Institutions

The following guide services and educational institutions are authorized to use the Unaweep cliffs owned by Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition. These organizations are insured and have official permission to guide on our lands, and we urge folks seeking a guide to support these folks. Please report violations; unauthorized guiding puts us all at risk and is not fair to the guides who have been diligent in securing legal access. WCCC thanks them for their ongoing support of the Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition. If you feel your organization has been left off this list inadvertently, or to report violations, please contact evetallman [at] gmail.

Jose' Iglesias, Summit Ridge Guides, 970-216-2953  

Peak Mountain Guides, 970-325-7342 www.peakmountainguides.com

Mike Schneiter, Glenwood Climbing Guides 970-319-0656 www.glenwoodclimbingguides.com

National Outdoor Leadership School,  Rocky Mountain www.nols.edu

Colorado Mountain College

The Odyssey School

Colorado Mesa University

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Parking Issues in Unaweep Canyon


There is neighbor concern about folks parking in the pullout at Sunday Wall.
Please carpool when climbing in Unaweep.
Using our parking lot at Mothers Buttress is ideal. If you have more than one car, please park at Mothers and only leave one at Sunday Wall trailhead. If it is crowded, please consider climbing elsewhere. We consider more than four cars to be crowded.
Do not block mailboxes or driveways and park well off the pavement.
CDOT may revoke roadside parking privileges at any time; our alternative is to build a (very expensive to us) parking lot. The picture below was taken by a concerned neighbor and sent to the Mesa County planners.


Thanks for your consideration!
Eve T

Update: Climbers--Please consider snapping a photo of the Sunday Wall parking next time you are out in Unaweep. It's especially helpful to us to document use if you can time-stamp the picture, or send it via email with a date and time and day-of-week caption. Photos showing no cars, a few cars, or a lot of cars is what we seek. Thanks, Garrett, for the ones you sent from last week.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

WCCC Meeting November 9 2015 -- Minutes

We had about two dozen folks at our annual meeting at the GV Climbing Center, including several CMU students from the new club climbing team. After introductions, Garrett gave the Treasurer's Report, Eve updated members on the Unaweep real estate project, and Marc discussed our driveway option at the TV Wall. Randall introduced his new bouldering guide and reviewed access issues at the Bulletholes bouldering area and discussion ensued about having another Trail Day and trash cleanup. Jose will see what options are available with the Sheriff's homeless task force to clean up the remnants of a homeless camp on the City property.  Jesse gave an update on the anchor-replacement project on Otto's Route in the Colorado National Monument. Discussion ensued regarding guiding fees and protocols on our Unaweep properties. 
GOALS FOR THE YEAR: 
1)Pay back our loan to the Access Fund
2) Install signage for our properties.
3) Enforce guiding permissions at Unaweep.
4) Research or endorse updated guidebooks for Mesa County and possibly Escalante.
5)Seek to re-establish access to non-WCCC Unaweep cliffs.
6) Pursue legal access to the Monument via west-side neighborhoods.
7) Pursue outreach in the community: Jesse will represent WCCC at the Grand Valley Outdoor Recreation Coalition meeting. Jose and Randall are interested in the possibility of a clinic at the Unaweep boulders.
8) Update brochure  and improve communications via Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website, and Email.
FUNDRAISING IDEAS: Bouldering derby, Indoor comp, T-shirt sales,  Sponsorships, Grants.

Cool new t-shirts available!






$20 for adult sizes, $15 for youth small or youth medium. Bring cash or credit to the Grand Valley Climbing Center OR, donate $20 by paypal or credit card on our website here. Print or save your receipt on your phone for proof of purchase and email us at western_co_climbers@hotmail.com.

 

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