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Climbing Access Update for Wichita Mountains, OK
Over the last few months the Wichita Mountains Climbers Coalition (WMCC) and the Access Fund have been watching the land-use planning process closely at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and taking steps to ensure continued climbing access.
Friends of Williamson Rock Working with the USFS in California
Since funding allocation was announced, the Friends of Williamson Rock (FoWR) have continued advocating for climbing access during the study planning process.
Access Fund and Washington Climbers Coalition Working to Protect Lower Index Town Wall, WA
The landowners have historically allowed public access and climbing. However, recent interest from quarrying companies led the landowner to post no trespassing signs earlier in March. The Access Fund and Washington Climbers Coalition are working closely with the landowner to find an alternative solution, such as permanent protection through acquisition in the near future.
Portion of Near Trapps at the Gunks closed to climbing
Earlier this month, a portion of the Near Trapps has been closed to climbing. This includes land below the cliff to above cliff line and starts approximately at Eenie Meenie and continues south about 200 feet. Climbers are asked to respect the no-trespassing signs and obtain access to climbs further south by rappelling in from the Millbrook Ridge Trail.
Access Fund Announces First Round Grant Recipients for 2009
In the first round of the Climbing Grants Preservation program for 2009, the Access Fund awarded over $20,000 to support local climbing activism and conservation of the climbing environment. Presented three times annually, the Climbing Preservation Grants program provides financial assistance for local climber activism and protection of the climbing environment in the
Access Fund Hosts Land Conservation Summit
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
Hueco Tanks’ Grenade Boulder Climbing Site Temporarily Closed
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
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.
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
Access Fund Mourns the Passing of Rob Hart
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,