Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Adopt-A-Crag at New River, WV

Have you ever driven along the highway and seen those 'Adopt a Highway' signs? Every time I see one of those signs I think it would be cool to have my own section of asphalt. I wouldn't go the Kramer route by splashing paint thinner all over the road but imagine owning part of the wide-open-road!

The Adopt a Crag program is great for climbers and outdoor lovers who care about their crags future. You can usually score some food at the events too which I can't confirm with the Highway program.
Planned stewardship activities often include litter clean-ups, visual
impact mitigation, trail construction and restoration, erosion
control, and wildlife monitoring.
-The Access Fund
The New River Alliance of Climbers of West Virginia plan to clean up the New River Gorge area on September 1st to maintain climbing access in the area. Backcountry.com is proud to sponsor the event through sending gear goodies and other shwag to stoke out the volunteers.

The 63,000 acres of the New River Gorge contain 1,400 established rock climbs that range from crack to face. The area is one of the most popular climbing getaways in the country. If your in the area contact Elaina Smith and check out the events page for more information.

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