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!