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CRAGS BOD Meeting Minutes April 21, 2016

A few members and friends met at Pipeworks for our regular April meeting. You’re welcome to join us at our next monthly meeting, May 19 at Pipeworks, at 7:00 pm. Save the dates for these upcoming ev

Squirrel! One of Our Favorite Strawbillies.

Squirrel! I sat down with Squirrel this last fall to find out a little bit about our favorite business owner in Strawberry and one of our favorite Strawbillies. I recorded the convo and was going to t

Upper walls of Auburn Quarry closed temporarily to protect nesting falcons

Falcon Closure Order Raptor are nesting in the upper canyon of Auburn Quarry this year. Please avoid going uphill to the Wreckage Wall, Twin Towers, or other unnamed walls around them. All other devel

Climbing steward

Access Fund Stewardship

Join the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team May 18-21, 2015 for a FREE professional stewardship training program at one of our country’s premiere climbing destinations, in partnership with Yosem

Lover's Leap Adopt a Crag flyer

Adopt-a-Crag at Lover’s Leap May 9th

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am is our annual Adopt a Crag event at Lover’s Leap.

Hans Florine to present at Pipeworks May 6th!

Professional rock climber, Hans Florine, will be speaking at Sacramento Pipeworks on Wednesday, May 6th at 7pm. Hans is donating his time to Climbing Resource Advocates of Greater Sacramento (CRAGS)

AAC Live your Dream grant application deadline is March 1st 2015

The American Alpine Club is currently accepting grant applications for their annual Live Your Dream Grant–the climbing grant for the everyday adventurer looking to expand their skills, dream big

Reel Rock 9 Recap: “The Barn” edition

(By CRAGS board member Daniel Frederick.)  This year was a different REEL Rock (RR). I mean of course they are always different, but this year was way different. Instead of naming off the differences

2014 Adopt-a-CRAG Recap: we rocked!

(By CRAGS Board member Daniel Frederick.)  Volunteering is fun. This year’s adopt-a-crag on October 16th at Lover’s Leap was fun. If you were there you know, but in case you missed it her

A Beginners Guide to Climbing in the Sacramento Region, by Shannon Haslinger

Once the cold and rainy season passes, the outdoors begs to be explored. There’s something mystical about being out in the wilderness, whether it’s having a picnic alongside a sandy white river be

“Living My Dream?” Guest Article by Alex’s Mom

Living my Dream? by Dierdre Wolownick aka Alex’s mom Each time I tried to suck in the thin air at ten thousand feet, I felt as if I were drowning. My thighs burned from the grueling, talus-strewn a

Coming Soon – Reel Rock 9: Valley Uprising

“In its ninth year, the REEL ROCK Film Tour features a special presentation of the highly-anticipated feature-length film “Valley Uprising.” The greatest untold story of American counterculture

Auburn Quarry Now Open 7 Days a Week!

Thanks to the efforts of our fantastic volunteers, we’ve passed the probationary period and now the Quarry has been opened indefinitely; Auburn will now be open seven days a week to climbing!

“Climb for CRAGS” Fundraiser a Success!

Recently, local Sacramento State students Clint Vannasing and Nou Yang hosted a fundraiser called “Climb for CRAGS” at Sacramento Pipeworks Climbing & Fitness. The event was a success and rai