In May and June of 2008, a group of about thirty Sacramento area climbers met to discuss issues in nearby climbing areas in order to ensure such areas were properly cared for and maintained for future generations.
This group identified several areas which have been closed or partially restricted to climbing. In addition, areas that sustained environmental impacts from overuse and neglect were brought to the group’s attention. Safety concerns for those and other areas were also discussed.
Ultimately, this group decided to formally organize itself into a local climbing organization and affiliate with the Access Fund, a national climbing advocacy group representing over 1.6 million climbers. Dedicated and driven, these local climbers work to protect climbing access and educate climbers about safety and sustainable climbing practices.
Thus was born Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento (CRAGS).