Hey fellow climbers and friends of the C.C.A.!! It is good to be here on the website "talking" to you. If you have visited the site in the past, you will have noticed that it hasn't changed much in a few years, despite the banner that says that it is "under development." Well I am here now to tell you that we are actually going to be making some changes soon. I am not sure how long it is going to take, and I am not sure exactly what we we will be changing, but I can tell you that we will be doing something.
We are currently planning our annual spring clean-up and social get-together (previously a barbecue, not sure if it will be a barbecue again this year or not.) We will be reaching out to the friends and members soon to let them know the details.
We hope that you had a good winter, whether it involved climbing or not. I can speak for the Board of Directors, and say that we are all anxious for the spring rock climbing season to get here. As Kim said: "I love the ice, but it's time :)"
Make sure you check back in occasionally to see if the website has been updated. The Board is excited that we are starting to move forward with this project, and plenty of others that we are currently working on. We hope that our members are excited, too!
John Crocker, President
--CCA Board of Directors
March 4, 2018
A group of Maine climbers met in October of 2013 in response to the unfortunate and untimely passing of Don Nelligan. Don, a well-known rock climber, was the proud owner and protector of Eagle Bluff, the crown jewel of Maine climbing destinations, for almost 20 years. Don's tragic death was sorrowful for many of Maine's climbing legends, who spent much of the 1980's and 1990's establishing and developing the Crags of Clifton, Acadia, and Katahdin. It also put the future of Eagle's Bluff in jeopardy. Thus, the Clifton Climbers Alliance formed with the objective of preserving and protecting Eagle Bluff; ensuring open rock climbing and recreational access into the future.
Given a nine-month window, the CCA partnered with the Access Fund and was put to task with raising $150,000.00 to purchase Eagle Bluff. Thanks to many generous donations, the Quimby Family Foundation, the Land for Maine's Future, and The Davis Conservation Foundation, the CCA was successful in its objective. On August 26, 2014 the Clifton Climbers Alliance closed on the sale and became owners, stewards and caretakers of Eagle Bluff.
Today, the Clifton Climbers Alliance is focused on maintaining Eagle's as Maine's premier climbing destination. However, as an organization, the CCA recognizes how important it is that none of our climbing resources come under this type of threat again. So, the CCA looks for opportunities to improve landowner relations, protect access and secure succession plans for other crags throughout Central Maine.
Please visit our Partners page to learn more about our important collaborators!
Website Under Development
Check back soon, and thanks for your patience.