To honor the work of all of the members of WCA and the climbing community, as well as partners of projects, we hope to provide you with project wrap up information.
2018 Devil’s Lake Service Day - On May 19th, 10 WCA volunteers joined park staff in picking up trash and removing garlic mustard on the south end of Devil’s Lake. Even though it was a only a few, the impact and work completed was excellent.
2018 Owen’s Rock Service Day - On May 26th, WCA volunteers hit the middle of the state to clean up Owen’s Rock. Bags and bags of trash were filled to clean the area. Eventually, we would like to have a graffiti removal day in that location to rehabilitate the look of the rock.
2018 - Balanced Rock Trail Work - WCA volunteers and climbers got their training in during mid June hauling over 300 buckets of gravel to the base of Balanced Rock wall to complete the trail building project started in 2017.
2018 - Gibralter Rock Graffiti Clean-up - Over 15 WCA volunteers cleaned up graffiti (and enjoyed the vista) on August 25th.
Spring 2018 Erol Altay Classic - Our thanks to everyone who came out for the Challenge! After two years of disappointing weather, we decided to wise up and join the bouldering crowd for some perfect Spring weather - a glorious Derby day. This just gets more fun each time we do it! There were some tired faces and some trash talk, but everyone was smiling at the finish line.
The Challenge encourages participants to define their own goal line. This year we had prizes for the most points in Men’s and Women’s categories, but also prizes for completing 10+ routes or 15+ routes.
Every team rose to the Challenge and completed at least 10 routes in six hours (or less). Two teams broke through the 15 route barrier. The winners with the most points and routes were James Schroeder and Jon Jugenheimer, with 500 points in 26 routes. WCA raised about $1,750 for conversation and access.
2018 Governor Dodge Boulder Bash - This is both a community event and WCA’s largest fundraiser. This year, over 80 climbers participated, we had 25 volunteers, and took in $2,500.
2017 Governor Dodge Boulder Bash - This is both a community event and WCA’s largest fundraiser. This year, over 70 climbers participated, we had 20 volunteers, and took in $__.