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Access Fund Announces 2012 Sharp End Awards
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2/12/2013
Each year the Access Fund recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that go above and beyond to volunteer their time and efforts to protecting America’s climbing. These recipients stand out in their commitment to the American climbing community, and the Access Fund is honored to present this year's awards to a worthy group of volunteers and activists.

AZ Land Exchange Dies in Congress – Oak Flat Fight Continues
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1/15/2013
With the expiration of the 112th U.S. Congress, the current land exchange bill that would have conveyed the Oak Flat, AZ climbing areas to Resolution Copper Company died.

Hawaii Climbing Bans Spread
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1/16/2013
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
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1/15/2013
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
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1/15/2013
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
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12/15/2012
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
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12/12/2012
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
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12/13/2012
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
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12/10/2012
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
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11/6/2012
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.

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