The Washington Anchor Replacement Project works to replace aging and unsafe climbing hardware at cliffs, crags, and mountains across Washington State. We follow nationally recognized best practices and local land management regulations to restore climbs to the safety level experienced by the first ascent team on routes of all types and difficulty levels.
Many anchors on climbing routes in Washington State were placed over thirty years ago. A great number of these anchors have reached the end of their usable lifespan—after degrading from rust, use, and the elements. It is the goal of the Washington Anchor Replacement Project (WARP) to replace this dangerous hardware with long lasting stainless steel anchors. For more information, please visit our Education page.
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