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What’s the BCC Been Doing Lately?

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 by rbriggs

Three work sessions at the base of Castle Rock where BCC volunteers partnered with Boulder County Open Space staff to build rock walls, steps, and terraces that halt erosion.

Deployed five metal dispenser boxes for Restop2 human waste bags. They are located at the Rincon Wall, the Lower West Ridge, West Redgarden Wall, the Satellite boulders on the 3rd Flatiron approach trail, and at the Bowling Alley in Boulder Canyon.  These bags are free for climbers to take for immediate or future use.  Made possible by a grant from the American Alpine Club.

Partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to monitor the nesting Eagles in Boulder Canyon. We try to inform climbers about the importance of protecting nesting raptors, and we insure that closures are lifted when they are not necessary. See our website for the latest information on raptor closures throughout the Boulder area.

Became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and established By-laws and a 12-member Board.  Our current Board members are: Jenn Flemming, Jason Haas, Craig Hoffman, Debby Leite, Roger Linfield, Scott Massey, Seth Musulin, Joe Sambataro, Dan Swansinger, Roger Briggs, Bill Briggs, and Tony Bubb.

As part of our close relationship with the Access Fund, we now have a joint membership program.  When you join the Access Fund, or renew your AF membership, be sure to choose Boulder Climbing Community when you are prompted to select your local climbing organization.  With a joint membership, you can support the outstanding work of the Access Fund nationally and the work of the BCC locally – at no extra cost to you. Join or renew now.

Hosted trail work sessions on North Table Mountain in partnership with Jefferson County Open Space and the American Alpine Club, and at Hawk Eagle Ridge with Eldorado Canyon State Park.

Raised $5000 for a member of our community who was in financial need.

We communicate with almost 600 Boulder-area climbers through the BCC E-News, keeping you informed about upcoming events, opportunities, and issues, but we spare you the commercial advertising.  Subscribe to the BCC E-News on our website using the box at the right side.

Maintain positive and collaborative relationships with all the land mangers of our climbing areas – the City of Boulder OSMP, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, Eldorado Canyon State Park, the U.S Forest Service and Jefferson County Open Space. This insures that climbers’ interests are represented, and it helps us work together to care for our climbing areas.

Support the work of the Action Committee for Eldorado (ACE) and the Flatirons Climbing Council (FCC).

We partner with other organizations and communicate with you about threats to other climbing areas such as Indian Creek where the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance is working to establish Greater Canyonlands National Monument.

We are currently working with the Flatirons Climbing Council and the City of Boulder to permanently open access to Lower Dream Canyon via Boulder Falls.

And coming soon …

The Front Range Trail Team, funded through a mix of grants and donations, will soon be doing trail work in Eldorado and eventually all over the Boulder area.

We’ll be having regular trail work events powered by volunteers like you.

We’ll be having regular events at Neptune’s and other venues, with slideshows, talks, movies, free beer, and more. Thanks to Neptune’s and Avery Brewing for their support!

A new BCC logo design.