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.
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