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Hawaii Climbing Bans Spread
As previously reported, both Mokuleia Wall (aka Moke) and Makapuu on Oahu remain closed due to liability concerns after a girl was critically injured at Moke in June 2012. Initially, the closures were thought to be limited to these two crags. Unfortunately, in December four climbers were ticketed for climbing at a northshore area clearly distinct from the Moke.
SCC Works to Overturn Town Ban on Climbing at Signal Mountain
Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) is asking the town of Signal Mountain, TN to overturn a 1992 ordinance prohibiting rock climbing within town limits.
Spring Grant Application Deadline Approaching
Got an access or stewardship project that needs funding? It’s not too late to submit a grant application for our spring cycle.
Western Massachusetts Climbers’ Coalition Makes Final Payment on Farley Ledge
The Western Massachusetts Climbers' Coalition (WMCC) made the final payment on their Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign (AFLCC) loan, completing five years of fundraising for the Farley Ledge Preservation Initiative.
2012 Conservation Team Tour Comes to an End
It’s a bitter-sweet time of year here at the Access Fund. The second tour of the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team has come to an end, and we've had to say goodbye to our amazing inaugural team members: Jeff Young, Jason Kaplan, and Dave Montgomery.
Williamson Rock Update
Currently, Williamson Rock remains closed to protect the MYLF and will likely not re-open until the 2005 Biological Opinions and revised forest plans are amended. However the Access Fund and Allied Climbers of San Diego continue to work on getting Williamson Rock re-opened. Get the latest details on this difficult issue.
Access Fund Responds to Resolution Copper’s Recent Announcement of Workforce Reductions
Some of you have probably seen the recent announcement by Resolution Copper Mining (RCM) stating their intent to scale back most activities at the RCM mine, adjacent to Oak Flat, due to uncertainty in the legislative and regulatory environment. This politically motivated attempt to gain sympathy for layoffs that they would most likely be making anyway is a move to pressure Congress to push their problematic legislation through the Senate. We should not let RCM succeed in this misinformation strategy.
Southeastern Climbers Coalition Partners with the Access Fund to Acquire Hospital Boulders
The Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) is pleased to announce that it is under contract to acquire the Hospital Boulders in northeastern Alabama. The Access Fund is providing a bridge loan of $75,000 from the Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign (AFLCC) to finance the acquisition.
Access Fund Partners with Brooklyn Boulders for Climbing Access
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) climbing gym in a joint-membership venture geared towards providing outdoor stewardship opportunities and education to climbers in the Northeast.
Access Fund Acquires Holy Boulders – Asks for Further Support
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Holy Boulders in Southern Illinois. However, more help is needed from the climbing community to fundraise and transfer the property to a long-term owner.