For those that frequent our local bouldering area around Table Rock, you may know the quarry is under new ownership and in the process of expanding. BCA got word that the Table Rock Traverse and the Fortress could be impacted. BCA reached out and worked with Ridge to Rivers and The Masonry Center (new owners of the quarry). These efforts mean that access is currently permitted, but sensitive, and climbers must respect the wishes of the landowners. Building relationships with land managers is a big part of what we do, and a large part of keeping access open. Help us educate your climbing partners to respect closures and boundaries.
REMINDER! The Mine is Private Property! Respect posted signage be aware of the areas that The Masonry Center have asked us to stay out of (maps below). The Fortress and the Traverse do sit on private land owned by The Masonry Center, so it’s imperative to respect the maps and these areas.
Climbers should be using Ridge to Rivers Trail 17/Table Rock Quarry Trail to access the private property. Please note: the mine is actively expanding and please stay away for obvious reasons other than private property. If you have questions please reach out.
And of course — climb on!
(PS: news to come on fall adopt a crag dates when we get things solidified)
Just a reminder about Table Rock Access Issues: The dirt road is currently closed. Please access using marked public trails and public parking. Some of these trails may be impacted by weather. Make sure to check Ridge to Rivers for trail conditions. The BCA is actively engaged in this process and has a board member advocating for climbers on the Table Rock Advisory Committee.
Due to COVID-19, we’ll be doing our annual crag clean ups a little different than usual. We are still hosting the Black Cliffs clean up in-person and will be having a “virtual” crag clean for those that aren’t able to attend the in person event.
Black Cliffs Event – November 14th, 2020 If you are interested in attending, please sign up here. We will be sending out a follow up email once shifts have been figured out with information about where to meet, what to bring, and who is the project lead. Attendance to the in-person event will enter you into a drawing; winners will be announced virtually after the event.
Virtual Instagram Crag Clean Up – November 1-14th, 2020 Can’t attend the in-person event? By posting a picture yourself cleaning up a local crag on Instagram and tagging the BCA instagram account (@boiseclimbersalliance) and #bcacragcleanup2020, you’ll be entered in a drawing where winners will be announced after November 14th.
Thanks to our sponsors and looking forward to seeing how clean we can get our crags!
Sponsors: The Access Fund Asana Climbing Gym The Commons Climbing Gym Suzanna Lee Chetwood Vertical View Climbing Gym
The BCA stands with Access Fund and encourages you to climb locally and responsibly. Check out this blog post from Access Fund about COVID-19 resources for climbers.
BCA was out checking on closures this weekend and THANK YOU! Happy to report that climbers obeyed closures, gave raptors their space, and also practiced good social distancing.
Swan Falls Adopt-a-Crag
We had a date set for the Swan Falls cleanup and we hope to reschedule in the future, but for now, it is not happening.
We have heard reports from climbers out there that it has been BUSY! If you do venture to Swan, grab a bag and pick up trash (even if it is not climber trash). Please let us know how many bags you collect and we will keep tally for Idaho Power. If you can, take a pic and tag us! We may not be able to do the spring clean up, but we can still do our part.