Our mission is to make the Portland area a better place to climb through advocacy, stewardship, and education.
2020-2021 - Work Completed
Beacon - Ancors upgraded
Beacon - Old tat removed
Broughton Bluff - Three trail maintenance days
Carver Cliff - Two trail maintenance day
Ozone - Anchors upgraded
Ozone - One trail maintenance day
Offering trail tools to the community
2019 - Work Completed
Beacon - Organized cleaning of loose blocks
Beacon - Working with Access Fund, WCC, and WA State Parks to review the falcon closure
Beacon - Working with WA State Parks, and Mazamas to open the NW Face
Beacon - Working to establish official climbing committee
Broughton Bluff - Four trail maintenance days
Broughton Bluff - Belay platforms added to Jungle Cliff
Carver Cliff - Three routes cleaned and one anchor replaced
Carver Cliff - One trail maintenance day
Klinger Spring - Working with Access Fund on future zoning changes
Madrone Wall - Poison oak removal on both approach trails and the base of the cliff Ozone - Met with Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area admin
Salmon River Slab - Rebolted of all five routes with support from ASCA and Access Fund
Viento Wall - Officially recognized by Oregon Parks
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What is the Portland Area Climbers Coalition?
We are a member based non-profit consisting of local climbers with the goal of land-stewardship and maintaining access to local crags. Aspects of PACC include; Organizing trail work, re-bolting, building belay platforms, creating and maintaining contacts with land owners, working with national level conservation groups, and helping map more long term projects for the Portland area.
Why is PACC needed?
Within 2 hours of Portland there are over 25 crags containing anywhere from over 100 routes to a handful. There are several different government agencies who own the land and sometimes these are layered over each other. A few crags or the trails needed to get to them are on private land. Numerous dedicated individuals over the years have worked tirelessly to develop and maintain these crags. Over the years though these people have moved away, focused their energy into other projects, or have passed away. As this happens contacts with land owners fade, crags go into disrepair, and unsafe climbing conditions grow. PACC's goal is to develop a long-term organization that can maintain over the years and funnel resources to better the climbing community.
Does PACC have anything to do with adding new bolts, adding new routes, or retro-bolting?
We hope to help fund and facilitate the replacement of degraded bolts and anchors. Using our own funds or working with a grant via the ASCA we will be helping replace bolts that are in a bad or questionable condition. The scope of PACC and bolts end with that.
Where does the money from membership dues go?
All funds go directly into resources needed for projects such as trail maintenance supplies, belay platforms, bolts, and anchors. A small percentage goes into admin cost such as web hosting and insurance. All board members donate their time and receive no compensation. A financial breakdown will be posted at the end of the year.
How can I help PACC?
The easiest way is to become a member. Your membership dues will be making a direct impact at the local crags. Throughout the year we will be hosting events that will need volunteers. Notifications of these will be sent out ahead of time so you can get involved.
- Jennifer Kurotobi
- Craig Hoffman
- Jason George
- Mark Daverin
- Michael Ardron
Carver Climbing Club
High Desert Climber's Alliance
Madrone Wall Preservation Committee
Oregon Climbing Newsletter
Smith Rock Group
Southwestern Oregon Climbers Coalition
Washington Climber's Coalition
Trail Tool Library
The following tools are able to be borrowed to help maintain trails at the local crags. Please reach out to PACC to coordinate borrowing these tools
- Hedge Trimmers
- Metal Rakes
- Sledge Hammer
- Hand Saws
- Glasses and Gloves
Issue at a local crag that you want to bring to our attention? Looking to volunteer your time? Maybe an idea that you need others to help with? Please reach out and let's make it happen!