Community Committee Meeting: Monday 12/6/21 7-8pm EST

The next community committee meeting will be open to the general public; please feel free to drop in and invite some friends!

Meeting link: meet.jit.si/swpacc-community-committee

Meeting topics:

  • Setting committee goals for 2022
    • Sketching out a committee budget
    • Identifying a chair/co-chair for 2022
  • Ongoing project updates
    • Merchandise
    • Spring climbing comp
  • New projects
    • Used gear redistribution

–Vincent, interim committee chair

Fall 2021 Access + Stewardship Committee Updates

Many hands…


On August 28 seven members of the SWPACC Access and Stewardship Committee installed 16 mechanical and 14 glue-in bolts, using all stainless steel bolts to replace rusted bolts across 10 different routes in the main climbing area of Breakneck. The Committee also recommended and the board approved purchasing a drill for SWPACC which enabled to replacement at breakneck and will facilitate future projects.

SWPACC has formally agreed to a lease with the owner of the parking lot for Breakneck which included repairing the parking area. In addition to the Breakneck parking area we are also working on other low cost leases related to securing access to climbing areas.

The last area of focus for access is publishing information about areas where access is already secured but there is no public awareness. Multiple other areas have been initially added to Mountain Project and we’re working to continue to flesh out those pages. In addition we’re finalizing a map similar to Lost Crag for a top rope and trad area and also evaluating other climbing areas for bolts that need to be replaced.

rusty bolts

 

Group of rebolting volunteers at Breakneck

Fall 2021 Governance Committee Updates

Building the foundation

Over the past several months, the SWPACC Governance Committee has been hard at work with the behind-the-scenes functioning of our growing local climbing organization. With the new committees being formed in the past year, the Governance Committee has facilitated the smooth transition from a club that was primarily governed by a board of directors to a member-led organization with shared roles and responsibilities at the committee level. Most recently, we put together SWPACC’s second annual election meeting and successfully had SWPACC members elect three new board members, as well as re-elect some experienced members. Being on the Governance Committee is a great way to get involved with big-picture climbing issues and a great way to get experience leading a community organization! We’re always looking for more dedicated volunteers so check us out at our next committee meeting!

Fall 2021 Update from the Community Committee

Bringing the climbing community together


The community committee has been tabling at a couple of events around the city, ordered new blaze orange merch to be stocked in our shop later this season, and met with cross-state LCOs to discuss JEDI issues at large.

Some upcoming projects we’re looking to take on include hosting a bouldering competition in the spring, a used shoe collection and redistribution  program to help lower the financial barriers to access for new climbers, and generally building more connections across present and future climbers in the region.

The community committee is still looking for a chair; please contact Vincent (interim chair) if you’re interested in chairing this committee, or helping out with any of our projects!