In this moment of broader social and cultural introspection regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault, we feel it’s important to acknowledge that our smaller community of climbers may not be immune from these issues. The disturbingly high results of experienced sexual assault/harassment from a recent survey within the outdoor community is an imperative for us all to stop and re-examine our community.

Vermont Anchor Replacement is primarily focused on ensuring the safety of fixed protection and attempting to provide a safe environment for climbers to recreate in. It’s therefore a logical extension of our mission to support any work that seeks to make climbers safer.

On today Monday August 27th we stand with our peer organizations in the outdoor community to express our support for the #SafeOutside initiative. The #SafeOutside initiative seeks to combat SHSA (sexual harassment/sexual assault) specifically within the outdoor community. Please take the time to review the #SafeOutside initiative and the survey results that spurred this project at http://www.americanalpineclub.org/safeoutside

Access Fund Anchor Replacement Grant

Last year we were fortunate to win one of the Access Fund anchor replacement fund grants for $500. CRAG-VT helped matched that with a donation from an Emeritus Board Member and other contributions helped get us to a $1500 hardware buy.

This got us the following…

Quantity Description
125 6mm x 80mm twisted leg glue-in bolt
25 6mm x 100mm twisted leg glue-in bolt
24 6mm x 100mm twisted leg glue-in bolt w/4 chain links
15 8mm x 100mm twisted leg glue-in bolt
36 8mm x 58mm quicklink
12 8mm x 88mm quicklink
36 6.4mm barrel shackles
12 10mm carabiners
18 ft. 8mm chain

Be on the lookout for work happening this year at Prospect Rock, Smuggs, and on-going work in the Bolton Valley area.