Minutes from Dec 9 Meeting

Call to order and roll call
Approval of previous meeting minutes
Treasurer’s report
Update on progress toward non-profit status and meeting with local lawyer
Update on current access at Beulah bouldering areas

2010 Successes and Accomplishments:
Adopt-a-Crag at Newlin Creek
SoCo CRAG website launched
Met with USFS ranger concerning bolting at Quiet Towers
Spoke with USFS wildlife ranger about possibility of lifting spring/summer climbing ban at Tanner Dome if there are no nesting peregrines by April
Met with Joe Sambaroro from Access Fund about issues at Beulah bouldering areas
SoCo CRAG nationally recognized
Awarded $300 grant by Access Fund
Began replacing anchors at Newlin Creek with donated ARI hardware
Hosted “Disciples of Gill” film at Pueblo YMCA

2011 Current Objectives:
Complete non-profit status
Create waiver for climbing on private land
Continue approaching and working with local landowners for access to classic bouldering and climbing areas
Annual Adopt-a-Crags
Replace and camouflage anchors at Titanic and Newlin Creek
Secure sponsorships from local businesses
Organizational needs of business cards

Minutes from March 16 & June 15 Meetings

March 16, 2010
Call to order and roll call
Vision for organization as well as mission and goals agreed on
Considered CRAG membership fees that would go toward access to privately held bouldering areas and signage to assist landowners
Brought up idea of future service projects with USFS
Jason Wilson gave update on Little Owl Canyon, Siloam Stone Mine, and access
Talked about focus areas we want to open up
Discussed a bolting ban at the Quiet Towers

June 15, 2010
Call to order and roll call
Approval of previous meeting minutes
Ben Bruestle update on Beulah climbing
Further talks on considering nonprofit status for organization
Discussed possibility of service project planned by Nelson with USFS and Adopt-a-Crag with Access Fund
Discussed lead bolting-only and no power drill use at Quiet Towers
To contact ARI about fixing anchors at many areas
Upcoming outing to SD Needles
USFS wants our help in creating climbing management plan for Wet MT area.  Raptor Closure and lift of ban for next year at Tanner Dome if no nesting birds located by April.
Organizational needs of website and business cards
Adjourned meeting with Ben to contact Royal Gorge, apply for nonprofit status, set up Adopt-a-Crag, contact AFI, contact climbing organizations in Boulder about climbing management plan; Jason to develop website and contact owners of classic Gill area; Chris M to contact local lawyer/climber about legality of SoCo CRAG release forms and land acquisitions