CRAGS - Auburn Quarry Open Ceremony
In April, we filmed the opening ceremony at the Auburn Quarry for an outdoor non-profit organization called CRAGS (Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento). The local organization was founded in 2008 by a group of determined climbers who share a passion for rock climbing outdoors and protecting the places that have available climbing. They're affiliated with both local and national organizations such as Rocknasium Climbing Gym, Pipeworks, Constant Clothing, Access Fund, and The American Alpine Club, which are all equal advocates for preserving these places for climbers.
We were very honored to film a highlight video for the organization. Everyone was very appreciative of the effort put in by all parties, and it was impressive to see everyone come together to make this climbing spot available to the public. After years of determination and working with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the quarry's Cave Valley climbing area is now open. (The approach isn't far at all!) There seems to be routes for all climbing levels too.
Families from young to old were going up the limestone walls with a smile. We even met Alex Honnold's mom!
This year also marks 150 years of celebrating national parks, and it is good to see the work for access to outdoor areas paying off in the enjoyment of so many people.
If you would like to learn more about CRAGS or become a member today, please visit their website norcalcrags.com.
Music licensed by SongFreedom.
Mikey Wax - "Counting on You"