Letter from New President, Adam Floyd

letter from the president

Letter from the President,

It’s my honor to begin serving as the President of the Southern Nevada Climbers Coalition for the 2016/2017 term.  Since moving to Las Vegas I’ve always been amazed at the diverse and welcoming nature of the climbing community.  After serving as the Secretary, Vice President, and Rebolting Director I am excited for future projects and growing relationships within and around our organization.

The level of experience and knowledge that has come with such a qualified Board of Directors, and our active and engaged members is certainly one of the greatest assets our climbing community has, and I’m thankful to have received such an effective group.

This year we are hoping to start an annual event centering around a large public service project in the Fall.  Mark your calendars for November 19th, as we will have a trail project dealing with erosion in Pine creek, followed by the Reel Rock film tour at the Blue Diamond Quonset hut.

We are also hoping to continue our long term planning goal of maintaining and improving a comprehensive trail system with climbing specific input and signage throughout Red Rock National Conservation Area over the next few years, by continuing to build on our strong relationship with the BLM.  We are also watching, among other issues, the amendment to the resource management plan dealing with wilderness and the placement of new fixed anchors, and will keep members informed of new developments and opportunists to submit public comments.

As our human waste disposal project has helped to alleviate problems at Red Rock, we hope to continue our program and also establish a financial agreement with the BLM to help offset our costs of maintaining the program.

Red Rock has an abundance of aging bolts, although massive efforts from previous rebolters have made many of the classics safe and enjoyable for us.  With the surge in popularity of both climbing and Red Rock in particular, this year we are hoping to further develop our rebolting mentor program to give more local members the skills and knowledge to tackle this issue.

Lastly, the SNCC hopes to reach out to new and current members more effectively and engage members with meaningful volunteer work and social events that strengthen our community and lifestyle as a whole.


Adam Floyd

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