Tuesday, December 29, 2009
In attendance: Jesse Zacher (President), Garrett Mitchell, David Carch, Matthew Seymour (Treasurer), Eric Ming (Board Member), Daniel Garmon, and Eve Tallman (Secretary).
Adopt-A-Crag: Proposal is for approach trail and base erosion in the Monument near the slabs. Eve will contact Toni to see if she’s interested in coordinating a trail day; if so, Eve will serve as liaison with NPS.
Unaweep Parcel: Jesse submitted 15 copies of the planning documents to the Mesa County Planning Commission. Action: Jesse was reimbursed $75.25 for printing costs. Steve Johnson will submit receipts.
Gateway tower in Wilderness Study Area: Jesse is working with the BLM, the Colorado Environmental Coalition and the Gateway Canyons Resort to discuss the bolting of an existing (unbolted) route in a Wilderness Study Area. Discussion ensued regarding drilling in the WSA. Jesse will meet with concerned parties on December 3 [meeting postponed—ET] and will report back to the WCCC. Eve will notify the policy director at the Access Fund for advice.
Eakle request: The landowners of the Unaweep crag known as the Sun Tower have requested the WCCC rebolt some anchors on existing routes. The Eakles are long-time, climber-friendly stewards of their crags. Discussion ensued about using Jesse’s Hilti to retrobolt the anchors and Jesse requested reimbursement for a reconditioned battery for his drill. A proposal was made to reimburse Jesse for up to $100 for this expense, with select WCCC use of the drill for the work. The vote was unanimous; Jesse abstained from voting.
Bolt removal device: Discussion ensued about the possibility of the ARI (Anchor Replacement Initiative) may loan one to us.
Escalante Canyon: Jesse has spoken with Escalante pioneer Chuck Grossman, who, with others (notably Alan Hill and Ed Webster) believe there is “out of control” drilling in Escalante specifically on established routes. Grossman et al want a guidebook. Discussion ensued about an electronic version on Mountain Project or the feasibility of a print book. Ken Peaves (sp) has extensive experience in the canyon and has been removing bolts. He’s been talking to landowners and climbers to educate about the history of the canyon’s climbs. Speculation regarding who the responsible parties may be. Tat is an issue, as well. Three options were discussed regarding a guidebook: 1) online with Mountain Project; 2) online guide linked to WCCC; 3) printed guide. Eric and Jesse will inquire with Chris Mac and Crusher to discuss viability of a publishing project.
Peterson parcel: Discussion of Steve’s settlement proposal email ensued. Eve will contact Steve to inquire about the Peterson’s take on it. Jesse will serve as WCCC ambassador, if needed.
ELECTION OF OFFICER: Since Matt will be leaving town for a few months, Garrett was nominated to serve as Treasurer for the WCCC. Jesse so moved, Matt seconded. The vote was unanimous. Garrett Mitchell has been elected Treasurer of the Western Colorado Climbers’ Coalition and will work with Matt to transfer signatory authority with Wells Fargo.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
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Bonsai Design Inspection Report / Camp Tanuga 2008 – Page 2
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Wednesday Night Wandering
September 30th @ 7:30pm
Recital Hall at Moss Performing Arts Center
We have an amazing speaker coming to campus. Chris Bonington is Britain’s
best known climber and one of the most successful expedition leaders in the
World having led the teams that made the first ascents of the South Face of
Annapurna and the South West Face of Everest. He has been at the cutting edge
of climbing for the last forty years making first ascents of twenty peaks in the
greater ranges of the World. His ascent of the Ogre with Doug Scott in 1978 was
only repeated after twenty attempts in 2002. He is author to over 15 books about
his amazing adventures.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Please Join us for a movie at the KAFM Radio room on Thursday June 25th at 7:00 PM. Stewart Green will be showing this great film about one of the most famous climbs at Indian Creek. Admission will be 10$. Come show your support!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
We also have a new facebook page for those of you that are members. If you have any pictures of climbing in the area email them to email@example.com and I will be sure to post them.Search for Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition on Facebook Groups to Join.
Hope to see you all there!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
It was reported that Kris Hjelle has resigned from the board. Marc Kenney has been nominated to fill the vacant seat.
The REI grant was reviewed; because of delays with CDOT and etc., we have been unable to complete some of our REI grant details for the Mothers Buttress project, so Eve is requesting an extension on the March 30 deadline for reporting our expenditures. The engineer and surveyor will be invoiced for their services related to this grant work.
A $100 check was received from Summit Canyon Mountaineering for T-shirt sales.
The WCCC tax form 990 was filed as a group activity during the meeting. Eve reported that she renewed our registration and annual report with the Colorado Secretary of State.
An incident involving a landowner who resides across the highway from Mothers Buttress was discussed. It is highly recommended that climbers stay clear of the homeowner who owns the green home and green outbuildings; this person is highly agitated and threatened a WCCC member at gunpoint who was there on legitimate business. Apparently, the incident was not reported to the sheriff.
Eve has a plat map of a neighborhood adjacent to the Monument that shows a walking and equestrian easement from the street to the park boundary. Climbers and others have been harassed by a landowner who claims there is no easement, but a CDOT employee who is familiar with the issue has produced the legal plat map. Eve will post the map on the WCCC website so that climbers may print it and leave it on their dash, perhaps with a friendly note regarding legal access...
T-shirt sales are very slow and the group brainstormed about how to sell more. The cost is very reasonable ($10) and the black on grey is attractive spring wear.
Steve Johnson's Access Fund Award for activist of the year was discussed. All present acknowledged our gratitude to Steve for his hard work on our behalf to help us purchase the Mothers Buttress from the Petersons.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Our volunteer attorney and broker for the deal, Steve Johnson, met with the County planner and our Prez Jesse Zacher to further discuss what is needed to made the proper subdivision so that we can close on our real estate deal with the Petersons.
Patience is a golden virtue when dealing with these complicated processes.
WCCC will pay fees and some expenses from our REI grant to assist the Petersons in their quest to provide climber access in perpetuity for the Mothers Buttress parcel.
Watch for news of our next WCCC meeting. Happy Spring!