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Access Fund Launches Climber Education Program with Black Diamond
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new climber education program—ROCK Project—in partnership with Black Diamond Equipment®, a global innovator in climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel.
Conservation Team Hits its Stride
On the road for 158 days so far this year, the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team has traveled from Colorado to New Hampshire and back again, and they have accomplished a lot on the first half of their nationwide road trip to improve our climbing areas.
Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition and Access Fund Offer Joint Membership
The Access Fund and Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition (RRGCC) are excited to announce they have combined forces to offer joint membership. Climbers can now join and support the Access Fund and RRGCC with a single membership. This new combined membership allows climbers to support national climbing access efforts and Red River Gorge access efforts with a single membership donation.
Access Fund Transfers Golden Cliffs to Jefferson County Open Space
In 2013, the Access Fund began investigating the possibility of transferring Golden Cliffs to Jefferson County Open Space, who has a long history of collaborative, climbing-friendly management of dozens of other crags along the Colorado Front Range.
Climbing Saved with $1.1M Purchase of Rock Canyon, UT
A 15-year standoff comes to an end with a $1.1M acquisition by the City of Provo to keep mining out of the popular hiking and climbing area.
Summit Rock Re-Opens
Summit Rock in Santa Clara County California re-opened to climbing this past fall for the first time in five years under a new permit program to protect peregrine falcons.
The Access Fund Seeks National Seal of Approval
Access Fund is pleased to announce that we are applying for accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.
Mountain Hardwear Signs on as Supporting Sponsor of Access Fund - Jeep® Conservation Team
The Access Fund is excited to announce that Mountain Hardwear has signed on as a supporting sponsor of the Access Fund’s traveling Conservation Team.
Access Fund Announces First Round Grant Recipients for 2014
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $21,000 in this first round of the 2014 Climbing Preservation Grants Program. Each year, the Access Fund awards up to $40,000 in grant money to local climbing communities with worthy projects that preserve or enhance climbing access.
Help Ensure Muir Valley Climbing Access
We have an exciting opportunity for Muir Valley ownership to be gifted to the climbing community to ensure climbing access in perpetuity. And you can play an important role in making this happen!