In 2015, we launched our first annual Season of Giving and gave 10% of sales at Trango.com through the holiday season to key local climbing organizations that work to maintain and improve access to our favorite areas. This year, we are continuing the tradition by supporting these local climbing organizations:
- Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition (November 21-27)
- Salt Lake Climbers Alliance (November 28-December 4)
- Flatirons Climbing Council (December 5-11).
We could not enjoy our iconic climbing destinations without the work of these volunteer-based organizations, please join us in supporting them over the next three weeks.
This week, we are supporting the RRGCC – here are a few of the projects that they have completed over the past year:
Trango Trail Restoration Project Completed:
Thanks to a generous donation from Trango, the Shire and Volunteer Wall, two of the PMRP’s most popular crags, received a complete restoration!
RRGCC Receives Grant for Two Outhouses:
Thanks to a $25K grant from the Arches Foundation the RRGCC will be able to erect and maintain (5 years) two outhouses, lessening the impact of the growing number of climbers enjoying the MFRP/PMRP!
Eastern Kentucky University RRG Climbing Economic Impact Study Released:
Dr, James Maples and a team of researches announced the results of a nearly yearlong study of climbers’ economic impact in RRG area. Their research concluded climbers bring an estimated $3.6 million annually to the local community.
12th Annual Johnny and Alex Trail Day:
Another hot and steamy summer in the Red River Gorge and another Johnny and Alex Trail Day is in the books! On Saturday, July 30, nearly 150 volunteers gathered to help maintain the land they love and own.
RRGCC hires Executive Director:
After being an all-volunteer organization for 20 years, the RRGCC hired it’s first paid employee in August 2016. The part-time position will focus on growing the RRGCC’s education outreach programs, helping with the coalition’s ongoing fundraising efforts, and volunteer coordination. Welcome Ashley Milanich!
Another Rocktoberfest has come and gone and we are thrilled to announce that this year’s event was our most successful ever! With the help of the best climbing community in the world and all of our awesome sponsors, we raised over $40,000!! That is HUGE, because we have an upcoming $36,000 mortgage payment to the Access Fund for the MFRP. Without your help, we wouldn’t be able to continue to secure world-class climbing for everyone to enjoy!