Save the date for Saturday, Nov. 10th!
We’re excited to announce our first big event, an idea that started well over a year ago for a competition at Lynn Woods. We’ll be opening up registration for the event soon.
Leading up to the big event, a group of us have put together a planning committee. We have problems mapped out, rules in the works, and many logistics already in progress. There’s definitely space for your help and ideas!
Interested in volunteering? You can lend a hand with the big event (or at the cleanup and adopt-a-crag event we’re planning). Stay tuned for more details!
You can reach out to us about volunteering, being a sponsor, vendor at the event, or donating prizes. Email us at sneclimbers [ @ ] gmail.com
Background on SNECC and the Lynn Woods Boulder Bash
Our mission is to protect, maintain, and establish rock climbing access by being a voice and advocate for the climbing community in our region.
We’ve spent the last year getting lots of ducks in a row to establish SNECC as a nonprofit. We’re now offically a 501(c)3 and an Access Fund affiliate, meaning you can support us through a joint Access Fund/SNECC membership.
Our coalition fills a hole in the Access Fund network, which previously had no local climbing coalition in the region to support our local climbing areas in eastern Massachusetts and the surrounding crags. Most of our board members are based in Massachusetts, though also we have climbers in Rhode Island and Connecticut involved. Many smaller crags, or spread out ones are at a high risk of being vandalized, destroyed, or even closed for access.
Many favorite climbing areas in New England are already covered by groups in New Hampshire including the Rumney Climbing Association, the Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition, and the Ragged Mountain Foundation in Connecticut.
One of our open projects, led by our members, is focused on protecting a bouldering area in Peabody called the Promised Land. A portion of the boulders have already been destroyed for a housing development. The remaining land is owned by a public unitility company which we are speaking with about access for climbers.
How did this whole thing get started? Check out more from Tim McGivern, a climber in the greater Boston who started talking online, at the gym, and outdoors with fellow climbers about the nearby crags that had no one looking out for them.