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Rodeo Wall Stewardship Work Completed

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On Thursday, August 26, The Teton Climbers’ Coalition hosted a volunteer day to finish its stewardship work at Rodeo Wall.

Last year, in a project made possible by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Teton Mountaineering, The American Alpine Club, Access Fund and the Bridger-Teton National Forest, The Teton Climbers’ Coalition coordinated an Adopt-A-Crag project at Rodeo Wall. Fifteen volunteers built a new retaining wall at the base of the crag, widened the access trail’s upper section, and installed straw erosion control blankets over informal, user-created trails to prevent further erosion and damage of habitat.

An article on the project appeared in the Jackson Hole News & Guide here.

This year, led by TCC Stewardship Director Chris Owen, with assistance from Stewardship Team members Garrick Hart, Neil Grimaldi and Tom Hargis, volunteers used railroad ties to create steps and belay platforms at the base of climbs with poor. Volunteers carried the ties up from the parking lot to the wall, where team members excavated, drilled, and secured them into place with rebar, then backfilled them with dirt and rock mined from rebenching sections of the approach trail.

The project was executed in cooperation with the Bridger Teton National Forest and supported by a grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. Our many thanks to the volunteers who stepped forward to lend a hand.

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