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Access Fund Purchases New Climbing Areas

Leavenworth, Wash.  The Access Fund is pleased to announce that they have acquired Alphabet Rock and Icehouse Boulders in Icicle Canyon outside Leavenworth. This conservation project is the result of a collaboration among Access Fund, the private landowner, local partner organizations, and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The property will soon be transferred to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National […]

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Open climb at REI Spokane

Indoor rock climbing is a great way to stay in shape, even when the weather outside is frightful. REI provides certified belay staff, shoes and harnesses. You bring the enthusiasm and drive to get to the top. Our indoor wall is fun for all ages! (Belay staff will help ensure a secure fit in harnesses.)

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Gingerbread Climbing Wall

Can rock climbing get any cuter? Recently posted on Climbing Magazine’s Facebook (photo courtesy of Peter G. Williams) 8-year-old Madeleine Williams gets my gold medal for creative incorporation of outdoor recreation with the festive holiday spirit.  Madeleine, Heidi Rose Williams (6-years-old), and her mother, Betsy Phinney, made this gingerbread climbing wall for their local climbing gym,

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