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What Will the New NPS Wilderness Climbing Policy Really Mean for Climbing & Bolting?
The National Park Service clarified its position on fixed anchors in Wilderness with Director's Order #41, but the policies differ from park to park. Make sure you know the prior authorization rules in your local National Park before placing permanent protection.
Access Fund to Convene Education Summit
Climbing access continues to be threatened by a wide variety of environmental impacts resultant from poor climbing ethics. The Access Fund has announced the Educate for Access: Strategies for Protecting Climbing Areas summit that will be held in the Gunks in early November to tackle these issues.
Climbing Access at Beddows Dome in Southern Colorado
The Access Fund and SoCO CRAG are pursuing climbing access to the traditional granite climbing at Beddows Dome near Cañon City, Colorado.
New Climbing Area Purchased in Arkansas
Nomad Investments recently purchased Jamestown Crag outside of Batesville, Arkansas, securing future access to this climbing area.
Save Sandstone Bouldering!
Climbing access to the Sandstone boulders in Minnesota needs your help! The area was recently purchased by the Parks & Trail Council of Minnesota (PTCM) who needs help raising money for acquisition costs and trailhead improvements.
The Conservation Team in Rumney, NH
Eddie and Claire have been busy in New Hampshire as the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team worked with the Rumney Climbers Association (RCA) and the US Forest Service to cut new trails and mitigate the impact of heavily used areas.
Access Fund Offers Joint Membership with Rumney Climbers Association
The Rumney Climbers Association (RCA) has become the Access Fund's newest joint member affiliate.
Gold Butte Slated to Open for Climbing
Gold Butte is expected to open for climbing later this year once local climbers, the Access Fund, and Pitkin County officials finalize a climbing management plan.
Illinois Passes Landowner Liability Protections
Illinois has expanded its Recreational Use Statute to include "outdoor recreational use," strengthening landowner protections when they open their land to climbers.
Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition Teams up with Access Fund to Purchase New Climbing Area in Kentucky
The Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition (RRGCC) and Access Fund are thrilled to announce the acquisition of 309 acres in Beattyville, Kentucky. Named the Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, the land includes several miles of cliff line, some of which has been developed but with the vast majority of it awaiting discovery and development. There is potential for more than a dozen individual crags and hundreds of high-quality routes.