The Monadnock Climbers Association (MCA) is a local non-profit volunteer climbers' organization that works to build cohesive relationships with landowners, conservation groups, advocacy groups, and state and local governments to keep climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment in southwest New Hampshire and surrounding areas.
**Note that at Marlow Profile, sometime in the winter or early spring of 2022 the practice anchor bolts below the Sunny Slab area have been cut and the hangars removed by an unknown party. Also, the first bolt on "Inside Straight" which is below a small overhang, has been cut and the hangar removed. Actions like these could jeopardize climbing access in the area.**
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On February 5 the Monadnock Climbers Association will offer an exceptional opportunity to get first aid training specifically for climbing emergencies. The course will be taught by Will Houghton, MD an accomplished climber and founder of Mountain Medicine, an organization that provides wilderness training to medical professionals like EMTs and nurses.
Having recognized that general wilderness first aid courses dwell on topics of little relevance to climbing and are too light on climbing emergencies, Dr. Houghton has developed a new course focused on the real needs of climbers. No prior first aid or CPR training needed, but if you have some, it will be expanded greatly.
The course will cover in-depth assessment and stabilization of injuries with particular attention to
assessing the unconscious climber,
and packaging litters for transport.
Training will be through brief lectures coupled with realistic hands-on scenarios.
There is a suggested donation to the MCA of $140 of which $40 will pay for medical supplies the students will take home so they will be equipped to use their new skills should the need arise. This is a real bargain, as the typical rudimentary Red Cross First Aid / CPR runs $75-100 and the professional grade medical supplies you receive would cost considerably more if purchased separately.
This is a full one-day course to be held on February 5, 2023 in the Troy NH recreation center. Enrollment is limited to 15 students so contact Dr. Houghton today to reserve your place!
Contact Dr. Houghton:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
News & Updates
Hewes Hill Parking - Through a grant from the Access Fund we have been able to make improvements to the parking on Warmac Road for Hewes Hill. John Tarmey generously donated his time operating his machinery and trucking to clear additional parking spaces and bring in material to improve the drainage and parking surface. Thanks to the Domina Family for working with the MCA on this project. The Domina Family has also granted permission to park in front of the gate when they don't need access to the field for haying. There will be a sign posted on the gate when this is necessary.
Fall 2021 - AMC Community Ascension Project (CAPS) hosted an event at Marlow Profile. Please see their statement regarding this event.
June 17-19 2022 - The AMC NY/NJ and NH chapters are hosting a climbing festival at Rumney. "Rumney Together Climbing Festival". Rumney Together is an intimate, homegrown-grassroots inclusive climbing festival and meetup with a focus on underrepresented communities. Check it out here.
Board Openings - There is currently one opening on the board with a second opening pending. If you are interested in becoming involved please use the Contact Us form to get in touch.