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Volunteer Trail Work and Climbing Day at Staunton State Park

Volunteer Trail Work and Climbing Day at Staunton State Park

Looking for a way to give back to the local climbing community, have fun, and meet other climbers?

Join the Volunteer Trail Work and Climbing Day at Staunton, sponsored by Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, Saturday August 26th. The trail work will be for the unpublished, north side of the Sawmill Crag at Staunton State Park. There will be a small raffle with climbing prizes provided by Wilderness Exchange. Additionally, all climbers volunteering for trail work this year, will be invited to a separate September BBQ and climbing day, with food provided by Staunton State Park.

Staunton climbing volunteers will provide all trail tools and lead the trail work. All participants will need to sign a waiver. Separate event hosts will setup some climbs for top roping and have the top secret, unpublished route list available (18 climbs ranging from 5.8 to 5.12). The approach to the crag is about a 45-minute hike and we will aim for about 4 hours of trail work. If enough participants join the event, we will divide into morning/afternoon groups to switch between trail work and climbing.

When: Saturday, August 26th, 8 am to 6 pm

Where: meet at Lazy V Parking Lot at Staunton State Park, carpooling is encouraged

What to Bring: work gloves, water, food, rain gear, sunscreen, climbing gear. Wear shoes (no sandals or flip-flops). We will have a few pairs of extra gloves.

Driving Directions: US 285 to Elk Creek Road exit, N about 1.4 miles to Staunton State Park entrance on right (Staunton climbing maps available, if you do not have a park pass tell entrance attendant you’re there for climber trail work), drive about 1.5 miles to the Lazy V Parking Lot (there will be reserved parking for this event)

To help with planning and preparation, please RSVP by either signing up at Denver Social Climb Meetup or emailing Alex Andrews directly at [email protected].