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Access Fund Hosts Land Conservation Summit
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

3/31/2009
If you’ve kept up with climbing access headlines at all over the past few years, you’ve seen the trend—Local Climbing Organization Buys Crag X. As the Access Fund looks to the future of climbing access in America, we see private land pressures continuing to increase, and as a result, LCO ownership and management of climbing areas will continue to grow.

Hueco Tanks’ Grenade Boulder Climbing Site Temporarily Closed
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

3/31/2009
Rock climbers recently noticed canyon wrens nesting at a popular climbing site at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site. Due to concerns about disturbing the nesting birds, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has temporarily closed Grenade Boulder until hatchlings fledge. It is expected to be closed for about a month.


Flatirons Climbing Council (FCC) Secures Expansion of Fixed Anchors in Boulder Flatirons
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

3/26/2009
The FCC recently secured substantial expansion of the formations open for fixed anchors in the Boulder Flatirons. The FCC has worked for many years to have a complete ban on new bolts (issued by the city in 1990) gradually lifted. 

Climb. Hike. Fight ovarian cancer one foot at a time.
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

3/20/2009
Raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer by participating in the 3rd Annual HERA Ovarian Cancer Climb for Life on June 26th and 27th in Boulder, CO. Meet and greet other hikers and climbers on Friday night; climb and hike all day Saturday; and then eat, dance, and win gear from our awesome sponsors Saturday night!  

Access Fund Mourns the Passing of Rob Hart
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

3/18/2009
Last week, the Access Fund and the climbing community lost one of its own in a tragic skiing accident. Rob Hart, founder and owner of Crazy Creek, was killed while skiing his local mountain in Red Lodge, MT. Rob was one of the original supporters of the Access Fund and was actively involved in the climbing advocacy community for many years.

Access Road to Bulo Point Secured
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

2/24/2009
Access to Bulo Point, a popular climbing area on the east side of Mt. Hood, recently came into question during an environmental assessment to restore aquatic habitat in Mt. Hood National Forest. The assessment resulted in three recommended courses of action, one of which would decommission an access road to the climbing area.

New Hope for Williamson Rock Access
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

2/17/2009
After a three-year "temporary" climbing closure at Williamson Rock near Los Angeles, we have seen significant progress in the last few months. The area was originally closed as a precautionary measure to protect critical habitat of the mountain yellow-legged frog while the United States Forest Service (USFS) conducted an environmental assessment and studied options for alternate trail access.

Climbing Potentially at Risk at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

1/20/2009
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working on a new conservation plan for the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, including a review of compatible land uses, and local climbers are making sure they have a voice in the process. The Wichitas, as they are commonly known, offer a unique wilderness climbing experience that is unmatched by any other area in the Midwest.

New Climbing Access Trails Opened in the McDowell Mountains, Arizona
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

1/20/2009
After being threatened by the encroachment of a housing development, climbing access in the McDowell Mountains, near Scottsdale, Arizona, just got easier and more secure.

Madrone Wall Update, OR
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.

12/17/2008
Two events are coming up at the Madrone Wall in Clackamas County, and public involvement is requested.

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