ACCESS ALERT: PA Game Commission announces closure of State Game Lands 51 and 138 to climbing

For more information about this closure, read our announcement here.


photo of Lauren Endicott bouldering at Coll's Cove, Slopey Seconds

Your LCO is your Local Climbing Community.


The Southwestern Pennsylvania Climbers Coalition (SWPACC) exists to promote the responsible development of climbing and bouldering in southwestern Pennsylvania, to disseminate information about development and conservation of the resource, and to gain and preserve access.

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Become a joint member through the Access Fund to show your dedication and stay connected to our work!

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One-time and recurring donations support ongoing maintenance, operation costs, and ensure that we have the resources to pursue and secure access to our climbing areas for the foreseeable future.


There are many ways to volunteer your time, energy, and expertise to serve SWPACC’s mission, including serving on the board, joining a committee, and showing up at events and workdays.

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SWPACC’s newsletter intends to inform and organize our community. Social media is great for getting the word out, but the newsletter should be your gold standard for important information.


The Latest and Greatest from SWPACC

Protect America’s Rock Climbing

Members of both Access Fund and the American Alpine Club are in Washington, D.C. this week, meeting with legislators to advocate for the passing of the Protect America’s Rock Climbing Act (PARC Act).  If passed, Read more…