Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Powerlinez Trail Day - this Saturday!

All right! - the time is here again!
Powerlinez Trail Day
Support your local crag and NYC’s closest best kept secret!
When: Saturday, June 21st, 2014 - 9am-1pm
Where: Powerlinez Trail Head, parking just below the intersection of Torne Valley and Torne Brook Roads.
What: Bring a bagged lunch, rakes, clippers, bow saws, work gloves, and your climbing gear!
Why: Join us to help maintain the Powerlinez Climbing area in Torne Valley! We’ll be improving trails, fighting soil compaction, and providing vital information on how to find your way around the Powerlinez to ensure it stays open. After some hard work, put on your rock shoes because we’ll be enjoying some climbing.
Who: The Torne Valley Climbers Coalition. If you have any questions you can contact Norm Rasmussen at norm@gravityvault.com or 201-378-8830.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Parking Guidelines

This weekend we had some issues with parking.  Just to be clear, here is a diagram of the parking plan. Green = good. Red = bad! Thanks in advance for your help.

Monday, January 13, 2014

TVCC Wins 2013 Access Fund Sharp End Award!

The TVCC Executive Committee is pleased and proud to announce that TVCC is the recipient of a 2013 Sharp End Award from the Access Fund for the work done over nearly 18 months to get climber access established at the Powerlinez.

Patient, persistent and cooperative efforts led to establishing climber access in the Torne--the only site in Harriman State Park where climbing is permitted.  Now we as climbers must do everything we can to keep access by taking care of the places we love.

Sharp End Award - Torne Valley Climbers Coalition
Access Fund is pleased to recognize the Torne Valley Climbers Coalition (TVCC) for their exemplary grassroots organizing and advocacy which successfully reopened the Powerlinez climbing area in Torne Valley, New York. Powerlinez was closed in 2011 due to concerns about increased climbing use from the area’s multiple landowners. A core team of individuals formed TVCC and began working with the local climbing community and Powerlinez’ three landowners. Each TVCC leader brought important skills to bear on the effort. TVCC’s patient, professional, and cooperative approach reopened Powerlinez in 2012 and serves as a model for successful grassroots climbing advocacy. Congratulations, TVCC!. (http://www.accessfund.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=tmL5KhNWLrH&b=7903133&ct=13595981&notoc=1)