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5 Reasons to Join CRAG-VT Today

5 Reasons to Join CRAG-VT Today

CRAG-VT is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations and membership dues from climbers like you to fund our work. Since our board of volunteers runs the organization and we don’t have an office space to rent, 100% of your donation or cost of membership is spent on protecting the crags you love.

We’ve secured 6 crags in Bolton that are enjoyed by so many climbers around Vermont and are continually working to connect the community with the areas they love. In case you still need to be convinced to join, here are five — out of countless— reasons.

  1. You love it; we protect it. Are you a weekend warrior that can’t wait to get out of the office and onto the cliff? Our organizational mission is to protect access to these places so you can get out there and enjoy them.
  2. More hands can accomplish more work. We help organize the climbing community to lend a hand. We organize crag clean up events and attend events raising awareness of access concerns and issues in the state.
  3. You’re busy and we make it easy to protect the places you play. Don’t have time to make it to these crag conservation days? Can’t voice your concerns to officials about climbing access? We can do it for you.
  4. We have experience. Our board members come from various backgrounds and represent decades of climbing in the state. We know these crags like the back of our hands and know who to approach and how to approach them, to ensure that access remains open.
  5. We represent a unified voice. CRAG-VT works for all of the climbers in the state who want access to the cliffs they love. By joining or donating you’re not only supporting your passion but you’re helping your climbing partner, your neighbor, and your climber friend as well.

Now that we’ve outlined some of the reasons to support our organization, we hope you’ll join us in our mission to preserve access and conservation of Vermont’s climbing resources. Joining costs only $25 for the year and is as simple as making a payment on this page. Your support will help all of us climbers in the state.

CRAG-VT October Meeting – 11/1/2016 Vermont Land Trust, Richmond Vermont

CRAG-VT October Meeting – 11/1/2016 Vermont Land Trust, Richmond Vermont

CRAG-VT will be holding our November board meeting on Tuesday the 1st at 6:30 at the Vermont Land Trust office in Richmond, VT.  Please park in the Richmond town offices parking lot on the east side of bridge street if you are coming and cross the street to get the the Land Trust office.  If you have any questions, email info@cragvt.org.

CRAG-VT Trail Day POSTPONED to October 30

CRAG-VT Trail Day POSTPONED to October 30

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NOTE: Due to pending poor weather on Sunday October 23rd, CRAG-VT is postponing trail day to Sunday October 30th, same time, same place.

Come join CRAG-VT on Sunday, October 30th for a day of trail work and cragging! We will gather at the Bolton Quarry at 9am for coffee, bagels, and trail work assignments. Depending on numbers, we will divide and conquer projects at the quarry, on the approach to the 82 crag, and at Upper West. Tools have been generously loaned to us by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, so you need not bring your own. Do bring your rope and harness, however, and enjoy some afternoon cragging. We’ll throw some burgers and dogs on the grill, too!

CRAG-VT Announces Agreement with Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

CRAG-VT is pleased to announce that we have signed an agreement with the state of Vermont to become the climbing representative for the state of Vermont.  This means we can assist the state in managing climbing on state lands and help protect unique natural communities in the climbing areas that we all love.  See the full announcement here:

CRAG-VT ANR Agreement Announcement

 

CRAG-VT Trail Day October 23rd 9am Bolton Quarry

Come join CRAG-VT on Sunday, October 23rd for a day of trail work and cragging! We will gather at the Bolton Quarry at 9am for coffee, bagels, and trail work assignments. Depending on numbers, we will divide and conquer projects at the quarry, on the approach to the 82 crag, and at Upper West. Tools have been generously loaned to us by the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, so you need not bring your own. Do bring your rope and harness, however, and enjoy some afternoon cragging. We’ll throw some burgers and dogs on the grill, too!

CRAG-VT October Meeting – 10/4/2016 Vermont Land Trust, Richmond Vermont

CRAG-VT October Meeting – 10/4/2016 Vermont Land Trust, Richmond Vermont

CRAG-VT will be holding our October board meeting on Tuesday the 4th at 6:30 at the Vermont Land Trust office in Richmond, VT.  Please park in the Richmond town offices parking lot on the east side of bridge street if you are coming and cross the street to get the the Land Trust office.  If you have any questions, email info@cragvt.org.

Peregrine Closure Update 8/1/2016

Peregrine Closure Update 8/1/2016

All peregrine bans are now lifted!  Enjoy the cliffs and get out there and climb.  According to Margaret Fowle of Audobon Vermont, we had a very successful season.   Thank you climbers for complying with the peregrine closures!  Now get out there and climb!