Mission: The Southwestern Pennsylvania Climbers Coalition (SWPACC) is open for general membership. Your support demonstrates your commitment to the mission of the SWPACC, which is "to promote the responsible development of climbing and bouldering in southwestern Pennsylvania, to disseminate information about development and conservation of the resource, and to gain and preserve access."
Community Meeting Notes: Read the notes from past SWPACC Community Meetings here.
BadBolts.com: BadBolts.com is the central source for reporting and repairing climbing bolts and anchors. If you are rope climbing in Southwestern PA and notice some suspect hardware, please do your part and let us know, and SWPACC will do its best to replace or repair as soon as possible.
Guide Services: Interested in learning how to climb outside? Check out these great local services:
Reddit: Visit our subreddit (/r/swpacc) for current access information, beta, and other community information.
For $50 you can join and support both SWPACC and the Access Fund, a national organization dedicated to protecting climbing access. For an additional $15, you will receive an Access Fund t-shirt.
Just click the "Join or Renew" link below, and make sure to click the joint member box and select PA - Southwestern PA Climbers Coalition from the drop-down menu!
Once you're a member, want to show your support publicly for the SWPACC? Or, not ready to become a joint member, but still want to support the SWPACC? You can donate and receive a SWPACC T-shirt or pint glass as our thank you.
In addition to your Access Fund member benefits, these organizations recognize your SWPACC membership and may provide discounts or perks:
The SWPACC accepts donations of any amount. You can also purchase SWPACC swag, like our logo t-shirt or logo Silipint pint glass.
The climbing community's generous financial donations have helped us to do some great work in SWPA and beyond, including replacement of many bolts and anchors at Lost Crag and Breakneck Rocks, and clean-ups at Beam Rocks and Coopers Rock.
The SWPACC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Or, send a check to: SWPACC, c/o Treasurer, 2141 Mary Street, Pittsburgh PA 15203.
Joel Brady - President
Tim Anderson - Vice President
Alex Bernstein - Treasurer
Pete Baertsch - Development Coordinator
Paul Guarino - Secretary and Marketing Chair
Mike Varlotta - Hardware Reequip Chair
Matt Michaels - Volunteer Chair
Interested in joining the board of directors or a sub-committee? Please email email@example.com telling us about yourself and how you'd like to get involved.
Interested in volunteering for special events, trail and crag cleanups, or other fun all-hands-on-deck outings? Please join the Facebook SWPACC Volunteers Group or email Matt Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in playing a bigger role in future projects for the SWPACC organization? Send us a message!
SWPACC, 2141 Mary Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203
We have compiled a directory of local climbing areas, including access information and links to guides. You can find the directory here. If you have any comments, corrections, or additions, please contact us.
Hunting Season Restrictions: Hunting seasons may impact certain areas with temporary closures or recommended attire, and other important considerations.
Plese check the PA hunting season schedule before heading to the crag.