Q. What is Queen Creek Coalition?
Q. What is QCC’s mission?
Q. Does QCC have members?
Q. How will QCC accomplish its mission?
Q. What is the Queen Creek climbing area?
Q. What is the status of the Queen Creek climbing areas?
Q. What other climbing areas are nearby?
Q. What is the status of the proposed Oak Flat land exchange?
Q. What is QCC’s position with regard to the proposed Oak Flat land exchange?
QCC’s mission is to maximize rock climbing opportunities in the Queen Creek region. In choosing the path that best fulfills this mission, given the specific circumstances affecting this region, QCC seeks to balance the interests of climbers in: 1) keeping Oak Flat open for recreation as long as possible; 2) receiving compensation for the loss of Oak Flat, should that loss occur, through the creation and conservation of other rock climbing areas in the region; and 3) establishing a working relationship with RCM, which, with or without the proposed land exchange, will control some of the most popular climbing areas in Queen Creek canyon.
QCC is in the process of negotiating an agreement with RCM that it hopes will provide significant benefits to climbers. Until such an agreement is reached, QCC remains opposed to the exchange. However, if QCC determines that it is in the best interests of climbers to reach an agreement with RCM that requires QCC to abandon its opposition to the land exchange, then QCC will enter into such an agreement.
Q. What are QCC’s current activities?
Q. What can climbers do to support QCC’s efforts?