|Hannah Donnelly on the ultra-classic The Swim (V5)|
However, recent state budget cuts have nearly doomed Castle Rock as well as many other state-operated parks. Thanks to a multi-thousand dollar fundraising effort spearheaded by the Sempervirens Fund and backed by the Planet Granite Climbing Gyms, Castle Rock was saved from closure for at least one more year. The video below shows just how delicate the balance is between maintaining and losing our state parks, which really capture the essence of the beauty of California. Watch it.