The Northwest California Climber's Coalition acknowledges that we are on First Nation territory. Below we have listed all the territories that we are aware of that we climb. If any location that Northwest California climbs are on are missing from the list, please contact us, and we will make a correction.
Sacred Geological Formations
quoted from Evan Wisheropp's research
Every rock from Moonstone to Footsteps is sacred to the Yurok, and each has their own cultural and spiritual significance. It is important when we visit these rocks, whether to climb or sightsee, that we understand their significance and maintain a sense of reverence towards the rocks and the magnificent culture that has held this land so dear. Split Rock, located between High Bluffs and Carruthur's Cove, is closed to climbing out of respect for Yurok traditions. Climbing around the mouth of the Klamath is highly frowned upon. Do not climb north of Flint Head Rock on Lost Rocks and do not climb on Oregos on the north end of the mouth of Klamath. Oregos is the God that overlooks the mouth of the Klamath and controls the flow of precious salmon in and out of the river. As Paul Humphrey once wrote, "I make it a habit not to climb on other people's Gods."