No one does trail work for the applause, or the fame, or the groupies… there are no groupies. Instead those who labor with rock bar and pickaxe do it to make the spaces we love that much better and the experience of visitors that much more positive.Read More
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Rock Climb Fairfield and RMF volunteers team up to construct a retaining wall at Pinnacle Rock's Cracked Wall.Read More
Louriero and the RMF teamed up for an Adopt A Crag cleanup and trail work day at Pinnacle Rock in Plainville.Read More
RMF Conservation Crew volunteers continue the Ragged Mountain retaining wall effort.Read More
Our local climbing is awesome and everyone wants to go climbing on beautiful days. However, parking at all of our crags can be limited.Read More
2016 Conservation Crew volunteer work days announced.Read More
The Ragged Mountain Foundation Conservation Crew lead volunteers on a clean up effort at Pinnacle Rock.Read More
The Ragged Mountain Foundation purchases the North End of Ragged Mountains Main Cliff - October 2015Read More
Re-post from December 18th, 2014
Pinnacle Rock (Plainville, Connecticut) is one CT’s busiest and most accessible crags. Often ATV and party traffic visit the summit leaving their garbage, fire pits and graffiti behind.
On Saturday, December 6, 2014 more than 21 volunteers gathered at Pinnacle despite cold, wet conditions to clean up the crag and pick up broken glass, car parts and garbage. In about 4 hours of work we removed a full pick up truck load of trash.
Our annual Adopt A Crag at Pinnacle Rock is a joint effort with the Access Fund and an important part of our mission to conserve local climbing resources through crag stewardship.
Many thanks to our committed volunteers and local community groups like CT Climbers & Mountaineers and the AMC Connecticut Chapter for their assistance. And thank you to the staff of the Plainville Starbucks for allowing us to dispose of the trash in the store dumpster.
Stay tuned to the RMF Overlook Blog for more stewardship projects and volunteer opportunities.
Re-post from June 3rd, 2014: The Access Fund estimates more than 8,000 climbing areas in the US.
With all those crags we were incredibly fortunate to have the Access Fund Conservation Team visit central Connecticut for three days in May 2014 – volunteering their expertise and muscles to some much needed trail work at Ragged’s Main Cliff.
The Conservation Team is a crew of two that travel the States with a Jeep and trailer full of trail building equipment. Mike and Amanda’s job is to educate the public and organize climbers in conservation efforts at their crags.
The largest project undertaken was the construction of a new retaining wall at the base of Carey Corner. The new wall will help reinforce the slope and reduce the dramatic soil loss in this area.
We made good progress on the wall but much more work needs to be done. Once complete we’ll be able to backfill some of the lost soil from the base of Broadway (5.8) to Ragged Edge (5.10) at the south end of the cliff.