Yusuke climbing at Carver, Takako Tamari
Yusuke climbing at Carver

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Welcome

The Carver Climbing Club facilitates access to the private property that the Carver climbing areas are on. To climb at the Carver cliff or the Carver boulders you must be a member of the Carver Climbing Club and adhere to all the rules.

All climbers must have their state ID and a Carver Climbing Club member card at all times while climbing on the property surrounding the Carver Bridge Cliff and Stone Cliff Inn.

Membership is open to experienced climbers 18 years or older. It is the members that help maintain access privileges by respecting the landowners and Stone Cliff Inn customers, adhering to the Carver Rules, and policing the area for climbers that have not filled out a waiver. Help us protect this local resource by becoming a member today.

The Carver Climbing Club has been cooperating with the Rosenbaum family—owners of the Carver Bridge Cliff and surrounding boulders—since 1991. Our mission is to collect written releases from climbers, limit vandalism and littering on the property, and ensure that climbing activities do not infringe upon the privacy of the Rosenbaum family in their house on top of the cliff. Learn more about the Carver Climbing Club.

News & Updates

May 30, 2020

Important Parking Updates

We've received more complaints from the property owners about climbers parking in the restaurant lot while the restaurant remains closed, and climbers blocking delivery truck access. We know that the vast majority of our members comply with all the rules, but we must once again remind folks of the current parking policies.

There is no onsite parking anywhere in the restaurant parking lot while the restaurant remains closed, period. If the main gate is open this is for delivery trucks and restaurant staff only. Any cars blocking driveway access will be towed.

The restaurant plans to reopen for business starting June 1st, so at that point normal summer parking rules will resume. This means no onsite parking after 5pm, all days, from June through September. And remember there is no onsite parking all day on holidays (e.g. Father's Day).

For those of you reading this, please help us spread the word. If a few climbers continue to break the rules, we all may lose access for good.

Thanks,
Tom & Dave

May 11, 2020

Urgent COVID-19 Updates Regarding Carver Parking and Membership

We have some critical updates for all members and prospective members. Please read and spread the word.

As announced in our last email, the Stone Cliff Inn restaurant has been closed since March 23 due to COVID-19, and the driveway up to the restaurant is gated. This past weekend (May 9 & 10) cars were parked in front of the gate, blocking it. Needless to say, this is unacceptable. Not only is it tremendously disrespectful to the owner, but it threatens our access to the climbing area which we have worked hard to preserve for nearly 30 years. Any cars parked in front of the gate will be immediately towed, and owners will have their memberships revoked.

The owner also ran into a Club member smoking on the trail in from the Baker Church. Smoking is prohibited on the property. We understand and appreciate that most of you comply with all the rules and are grateful for the opportunity to climb at Carver. Please help us (and everyone) out by not only continuing to comply with all rules, but to make sure others are too. This includes the strict rule of no climbers under 18 years old.

Regarding new memberships and lost membership cards during the COVID-19 closure: all partner gyms remain closed, and thus no membership cards are currently being issued (new or replacement). All climbers MUST have a membership card. Climbing without a membership card threatens access for everyone. New members will have to wait until gyms reopen to complete the registration process.

One last update regarding parking. This week (the week of May 11th), a tree is being removed on the road near the Baker Cabin Church. Climbers have been asked to park in the Church parking lot during the tree removal.

The Baker Cabin Historic Society is also participating in a fundraiser this week, and our members are encouraged to support it. See the Heritage Council's Dine-Out / Take-Out Fundraiser flyer for details.

Thanks everyone for helping to preserve our access to this special place during these difficult times.

Tom & Dave

March 23, 2020

Important COVID-19 Update

As of Monday, March 23, the Stone Cliff Inn restaurant and parking lot will be CLOSED indefinitely in response to rapidly escalating health concerns. The parking lot will be gated. Members who wish to climb at Carver during the closure must park off-site. View Parking section of the Rules page.

Thanks everyone, and please remember to employ safe climbing practices: keep risk to an absolute minimum, and practice social distancing with all other parties.

Take care,
Tom & Dave

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Updates: Parking Policy

The Stone Cliff Inn is currently only open for take-out orders from 11am until 7pm. Climbers are only permitted to use the restaurant parking lot between these hours. The driveway to the restaurant will be gated before 11am and after 7pm. Climbing is still permitted outside these hours, but you must park off-site. Please spread the word to other Carver members. And don't forget to grab some take-out while you're there! Thanks everyone.

March 18, 2020

Important COVID-19 Update

As you may know, our partner gyms have closed for business in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since the gyms handle all waiver collection and membership card distribution, this means we will not be able to issue any new or replacement cards until the gyms reopen for business. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience, but these are unprecedented times and we appreciate our partner gyms’ efforts to do their part for public health.

The Stone Cliff Inn on the Carver property is also closed for all dine-in business, but remains open for take-out. If you plan on climbing at Carver during the closure, we encourage you to consider giving the restaurant some business. Mike Rosenbaum (the property owner) has been incredibly generous over the years in allowing us to climb in his front yard.

On that note, we also remind all climbers to be particularly careful in the coming weeks, both with social distancing (among the boulders and up at the cliff) and safe climbing practices.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we get through this challenging time.

Please refer to the gym websites for further updates about business operations.

Thanks everyone and take care out there.

Tom & Dave

June 6, 2019

Temporary Closure

Climbing at Carver will be closed this Sunday, June 9th. The Stone Cliff Inn is celebrating their 15 year anniversary on Sunday and the large number of guests will be a challenge for the limited parking in the area. Thank you for your cooperation!

April 7, 2019

Attention Climbers

The property owners are setting up traps to catch bees. Some of these traps will be hanging in the climbing area, please DO NOT DISTURB them. If you notice that a trap is full, please email us .

July 22, 2017

Carver Trail Work Party was a great success!

On Saturday, July 22, 2017 we had a trail work party at Carver. While we didn't get quite the turnout we'd anticipated (only about one third of those who registered actually showed up!), it was definitely a case of quality over quantity!

We had a LOT of material delivered to the worksite, and only about 5 hours to get the job done. Volunteers (all Club members) really busted their butts to make it happen. We made a number of repairs to the main trail system, both in the bouldering area and at the base of the cliff. We also spread a bunch of bark around below some of the more popular boulders. Thanks everyone for all the hard work! We finished off with food and drinks on the patio down at the Stone Cliff Inn.

If you missed this trail work party, no problem; we'll do it again!

Trail Work Party
Trail Work Party
Trail Work Party
Trail Work Party