Washington Anchor Replacement Project

Helping maintain Washington's climbing since 2008

WARP’s mission is to replace aging and unsafe climbing anchors throughout Washington State.

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. We supply the gear necessary to replace this dangerous hardware with long lasting stainless steel anchors. For more information, please visit our Education page.

All replacement work supplied by the WARP is completed by trained volunteers—mountain guides, search & rescue teams, and other climbers who are interested in giving back to their community.

WARP follows nationally recognized best practices for re-bolting, utilizing stringent requirements and expectations in vetting candidates who apply for hardware grants. We only supply hardware recommended or certified for climbing use. All replacement bolts, hangers, quicklinks, rap rings and chains are stainless steel.

We Need Your Help

donate

All donations are used for the purchase of replacement hardware, tools, and equipment needed for the removal of bolts.

Click Here to Dontate!

apply for a grant

Planning to replace aging fixed hardware? We may be able to help.

Click HERE to apply.


  • Field Reports

    Field Reports

    Something New! Welcome to Field reports! In this new feature, WARP brings you information about the work being done to replace bolts around the state. This first installment comes from WARP committee and WCC board member Scott Underwood. Enjoy! May, 2018 I replaced some bolts at my local climbing area recently then shared these pics […]

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  • Glue-in goodies!

    The great folks over at ClimbTech just helped us out with an order of glue-ins for some of our softer stone crags (read: Peshastin and the like).  We’re excited for our relationship with them and for the support they provide to WARP. Visit their website at http://www.climbtechgear.com  

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  • Examples of Bad Hardware

    Examples of Bad Hardware

    Cruising around the cliffs in Icicle Canyon, near Leavenworth, one WARP volunteer just spotted these relics in need of replacement. These shining (or should we say rusting?) examples of poor, dangerous hardware are exactly what we need your help in spotting on our local crags!

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WARP is part of the Washington Climbers Coalition. We are a committee staffed with WCC board members and an advisory team from the community.