BCC’s founding members and board of directors are a passionate and dedicated group of longtime area climbers and Wyoming residents who currently live in the Bighorn Basin.
The BCC is heavily invested in forging and maintaining positive connections between the greater climbing community and relevant land managers and local communities.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the BCC intends to raise funds, obtain grants and organize efforts to improve local recreation areas. This will benefit the climbing community as well as other recreational user groups while decreasing potential negative environmental impacts from climbers.
One of our biggest goals is to get a permanent outhouse facility established in Ten Sleep Canyon in a location that makes it easily accessible for climbers. This would be a service to others enjoying recreational pursuits in the canyon as well.
Other BCC goals include working with land managers to find funding and manpower for posting information and signage at relevant pullouts in both Ten Sleep Canyon and on Cedar Mountain in Cody, as well as organizing and participating or recruiting participants for trash pickups, better campground management, educational outreach efforts, and trail improvement/building days.
The BCC aims to establish Memorandums of Understanding with all relevant land managers outlining and detailing the relationship between and duties of the climbing community and the land manager.
The BCC intends to be actively visible and accessible in the local communities that stand to make direct economic gains from the presence of both visiting and local climbers. We hope to establish more active relationships and dialogs between the greater climbing community and the town of Ten Sleep and cities of Buffalo, Cody and Worland.
Anyone can make donations and/or become a member. An individual membership costs $25 per year.
The BCC is an Access Fund affiliate, meaning that we’re partnered with the nation’s largest climbers’ advocacy group. BCC supports The ROCK Project Pact & encourages individual climbers and climbing organizations to do so as well.
The BCC supports the continued development of and access to our climbing resources on public lands. We will work hard to ensure that climbers continue to be a responsible, conscientious, and relatively low-impact user group.