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Trimming the Beardsley Boulder Pile! Ape Index Stewardship

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We love our outdoor climbing areas!  Many of our local climbing areas are covered in debris like broken glass, carpenter nails, old cans and other liter that make climbing outdoors a tricky endeavor.

Ape Index joined REI, the ACCESS Fund and the other Phoenix Rock Climbing Gyms on March 10th to trim the Beardsley Boulder Pile.  Over 230 people showed up to clean up our climbing areas.

We collected an entire truck load of glass, metal, poles, cans, nails and bullet shells. We met with other outdoor enthusiasts to trim the pile, enjoy lemonade and enjoy each other’s company.

The clean up was followed by a HUGE outdoor climbing session.  We take stewardship of our outdoor areas seriously at Ape Index and were thrilled to be able to help out!

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