Local Climbers Clean Up Meadow Camp Trails and Parking Area

Nearly twenty volunteers congregated at the Meadow Camp Day Use parking area to show the popular rock climbing crag a little bit of love on a Saturday morning. The area has always been on the map for rock climbers who value the cracks and top rope anchors available on the cliff line, but local interest has been increased among bouldering enthusiasts with the publishing of the Central Oregon Bouldering guidebook 2017. But despite the plethora of climbs and problems, the primary use groups remain local hikers, trail runners, bikers and families.

Volunteers signing in and gearing up to freshen up the super popular day use area.

Addressing both climber and general use impacts, the volunteers focused between brushing chalk and eliminating social trails amongst the boulders as well as significant clean ups of dog waste and trash along the main trail and in the parking lot.

After about 3 hours of clean up, climbers picked up about 30 pounds of (mostly) dehydrated dog waste, closed 8-10 social trails in order to divert traffic onto established paths, picked up plenty of microtrash, and brushed scores of boulder problems free of chalk.