We have exciting news!! 🤩
𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗲𝗱!
Yesterday, Governor Jim Justice (along with the world-famous Baby Dog) signed into law West Virginia's newest park, the 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘬!
This designation is a huge win for climbers, as one of the top priorities of this new park is to provide and maintain free and permanent access to our world-class climbing such as the 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘶𝘮, 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘞𝘢𝘭𝘭, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘖𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘖𝘴𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴. Access to these areas have always been through private property, we can all now rest assured that no future access issues will ever arise for these crags.
𝗕𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!
Effective immediately, there is a new expanded parking area and a shorter trail leading to our favorite crags. To access this, follow signs for climber parking out the back of the old parking area and onto the trail signed for Pirates Cove.
NRAC will be working very closely with the West Virginia Department of Tourism and the Division of Natural Resources to come up with a management and development plan that ensures rock climbing access remains a top priority for West Virginia's newest state park. 𝗕𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗼𝗺𝘆!
𝘗.𝘚.- 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘚𝘶𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘷𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘜𝘚 𝘈𝘳𝘮𝘺 𝘊𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘺, 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘰 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘪𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧.
▶️ 𝗕𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀!
We at NRAC are delighted to introduce to you our very first recipient of the annual 𝗗𝗿. 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗡𝗲𝗹𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽!
Say hello to 𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚜𝚊 𝙺𝚒𝚗𝚌𝚊𝚒𝚍!
In her own words:
"𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘯 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘋𝘳. 𝘗𝘢𝘶𝘭 𝘕𝘦𝘭𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘚𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱. 𝘚𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘐 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘕𝘦𝘸, 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮 𝘢𝘵 𝘞𝘝𝘜 𝘛𝘦𝘤𝘩 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭𝘴 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳. 𝘈𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴, 𝘐 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺!"
The Dr. Paul Nelson Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a member of our community who is pursuing higher education and who exemplifies Paul's spirit of giving back to the community. Congratulations Marissa!
𝗡𝗥𝗔𝗖 𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝘂𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝘆𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗰𝘂𝗲!
The wheeled litter is basically a gurney with a mountain bike wheel that will allow the fire crew to easily extract injured or unconscious persons from remote and rugged areas.
NRAC is committed to making our climbing areas safe and user-friendly and we could not achieve that without our amazing partners like the Fayetteville Fire Department. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙁𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨!
Consider 𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 to our cause to help fund more projects just like this one!
☀️ Summer is in full swing…and we have some updates for you! ☀️
We hope everyone has been having a rad summer so far, we wanted to drop in and let you what we have been up to!
𝙉𝙍𝘼𝘾 𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪 and after hearing reports of another recent accident on “Chunko Goes Bowling” (5.9+) at Summersville Lake, members of NRAC went out and assessed the route. Based on what we saw, the feedback we received, as well as discussion amongst the bolting committee and the NRAC Board, 𝘸𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘰𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘦 in an attempt to make the route safer for climbers!
We also added a lower bolt on “Hippie Dreams” (5.7) and two bolts on “Souled Out” (5.9). NRAC is dedicated to making these popular routes safer for climbers. A huge 𝗧𝗛𝗔𝗡𝗞 𝗬𝗢𝗨 to our bolting committee/team for keeping us safe and well protected.
𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘬𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦? Consider donating to NRAC so we can have the materials on hand that we need to respond to issues like this!
𝙁𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙗𝙞𝙤 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮!
We are excited to share that we will be tabling at the 𝙋𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝘾𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙠 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙚 𝙊𝙪𝙩𝙙𝙤𝙤𝙧 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙆𝙞𝙘𝙠-𝙊𝙛𝙛 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮!
Come say HEY and help support outdoor recreation development in Beckley, WV. There will be food, raffle prizes, live music, and even a whiskey tasting!
☑️𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯: Saturday, July 8th from 5-8pm
☑️𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦: Black Knight Country Club in Beckley, WV
Piney Creek Preserve is part of the larger Beckley Outdoors - Outdoor Economy Action Plan.
The West Virginia Land Trust is working with the City of Beckley to open the Piney Creek Preserve to the public with support from donors and volunteers.
𝘊𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦?
𝗦𝗲𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗯𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗲𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲!
The current parking lot for Sandstonia (𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘎𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘓𝘶𝘤𝘬 𝘊𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘺) has recently had issues with overcrowding and even blocking a private landowner's access to their property.
In response, NRAC has had signs printed that will help direct users to park for maximum efficiency and prevent blocking private owner access! If you use the area, please take a moment to look through these photos that demonstrate proper parking procedures.
Remember, always have a plan B. If you show up at a crag and the parking lot is full, please consider simply going to a different crag.
Following recommended parking procedures will help keep our crags access available to all while maintaining good relationships with private landowners and more!
Recently, NRAC was awarded a grant from the 𝘈𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘍𝘶𝘯𝘥 to help us install and stock Wag Bag boxes at popular crags.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗴?
Plainly put, a Wag Bag is a bag that you poop in so that human waste doesn't end up polluting our precious climbing areas. They are easy to use and convenient, and they contain a waste treatment powder that counters unpleasant smells.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗴?
Once a climbing area gains a certain level of popularity, it inevitably reaches a critical mass of CRAP. At this point, there are too many people trying to use limited space, and well, the results are quite shite. This problem is exacerbated at Summersville Lake where there is often very little dry real estate for climbers to occupy. This is why you should always pack out your waste and never dig a cat hole at Summersville.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗗𝗼 𝗜 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘁?
The stations have instructions on them, but there is a large bag with litter inside of a smaller sealable bag. Take your dump in the large bag, wriggle that turd around until it's coated in the litter, and then seal the whole thing in the sealable bag and throw it in a trash can.
𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗪𝗮𝗴 𝗕𝗮𝗴 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀?
You can find one at Sandstonia, Whippoorwill, Summersville Main at the bottom of the steps, and Orange Oswald.
𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘋𝘖𝘕𝘈𝘛𝘌 𝘣𝘺 𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘘𝘙 𝘤𝘰𝘥𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘣𝘰𝘹!
Nina is one of the 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀, and we are super excited that they are here.
"Nina(they/she) hails from Baltimore, Maryland where they were recently working as a rock climbing team coach for Movement Gyms. They were introduced to climbing in 2014 when they stumbled upon a Via Ferrata in Docksta, Sweden on a hiking trail and it's been history ever since. Forever hooked now, Nina is passionate about sharing their love for the sport and the outdoors in this position with Access Fund. Their background is strong in building a strong group culture and character curriculum, Nina is very excited to dive into creating fun new ways to get folks involved in stewardship. When not climbing, Nina has a recycled rope business "Take Up" they enjoy working on as well as getting out on the water and in the air on their slackline or silks."
Be sure to grab a ☕ this Friday at Kaymoor and say hi to Nina! Bring your own coffee cup and stop by the Access Fund tent.
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗢𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗯𝗲𝗿.
We are excited to introduce you to one of the 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗥𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯!
"Grisha (they/them) is from Richmond, VA where they spend their time studying Environmental Science and Outdoor leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University. Grisha was first introduced to climbing at the New River Gorge during their first year in school where they pursued leadership positions in their Outdoor collegiate program. After pursuing climbing instruction, their passion for climbing was catalyzed, and the beautiful places that climbing would take them. After involving themself in outdoor educator roles across the nation, the New River Gorge called back to them and they're excited to fill this position with Access Fund as a New River Gorge Climber Steward. Grisha is most excited to meet all the new and returning climbers at the New and to get a chance to share resources for climbers to understand what crag stewardship looks like and how we can all take care of places we love to climb at!"
𝘉𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘱 𝘣𝘺 𝘊𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘰𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 9𝘢𝘮 - 12𝘱𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘎𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘢!
Check out our previous post to learn more about what the Stewards will be up to this season and where they will be!
You may remember seeing Bill and Ryan, our beloved stewards from last year, at some of your favorite spots serving up the best coffee, company, and education. We are excited to share that we have two new Stewards with us for 2023, Grisha and Nina!
𝘚𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘣𝘦 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳?
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗴 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗼𝗼𝗻 (𝟵 𝗮𝗺 - 𝟭𝟮 𝗽𝗺 𝗘𝗦𝗧). The mission of the program is to share resources about the area, most importantly the local climbing ethics, Leave No Trace principles, and ongoing stewardship advocacy from a local to national standpoint. Their goals are to create teachable moments and create conversations with the climbing community about minimizing impacts in climbing areas at the New River Gorge.
Where can you catch climber coffee?
📍𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆: 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝗸𝗲
Be on the lookout for upcoming introduction posts for each of our Stewards so you can get to know them a little bit better!
The Access Fund New River Gorge Climber Stewards program is in partnership with @newrivernps and @usacehq with support from @alpinestartfoods, @gsioutdoors, @adidasterrex, @mammutna, @scarpana, @rockcreekgear, @yeti