Willamson Rock Comments Submitted
On September 4th, ACSD and the Access Fund submitted a letter to the Forest Service regarding proposed actions at the Williamson Rock site in the Angeles National Forest. The proposed actions included overly aggressive closures unrelated to the endangered Mountain Yellow Legged Frog that the area was originally closed for.
Here's the letter for your reading pleasure.
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ACCESS ALERT: Mission Trails Fire Closures
We met with a ranger at Mission Trails Regional Park, and discussed the fire which burned through the Middle Earth area and part of Limbo. For now, the south end of the Climber's Loop Trail is closed, and the is an orange fence where the loop is closed in the Limbo area. Please respect the closure. These areas are expected to be closed for the next 6 months or so. On the bright side, the Main Wall is open, and potentially part of Limbo before the fence marking the closure.
Starting late Oct into at least Dec, there will be a series of volunteer days which we will be rallying the troops for. They would like to place straw above the climbing area to mitigate erosion and potential rockfall, repair the trail created by firefighters to stop the fire, place rock-filled gabions in the rocky drainages, and repair the climber's loop where it has been damaged by fire and over the years.
ACSD is going to work with MTRP to help them accomplish their goals by organizing volunteers, and writing grant proposals to try to help pay for the materials. We'd love to build a better relationship with them, as well as get the area opened as soon as possible. We hope that the climbing community will help us toward our goal as well.
2014 Corte Madera and Eagle Peak Closures (2)
UPDATE: As of August 31, 2014, all local crags with Spring nesting closures are open to climbing. Get out there and climb!