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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.
Access Fund Unveils New Risk Management & Landowner Support Program
The Access Fund has instigated a new program to help landowners and managers understand the real risks associated with providing public climbing access on their lands.
Access Victory at Torne Valley, NY
The Torne Valley Climbers Coalition (TVCC) has partnered with the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission (PIPC) to secure climbing access at the Torne Valley area of Harriman State Park.
Breaking News: NPS Releases Historic Policy Authorizing Fixed Anchors in Wilderness
After decades of work, the Access Fund received notice yesterday from National Park Service (NPS) that the agency has issued final national policy authorizing fixed anchors in wilderness.
Climbing Ban at Castle Rocks, ID
The Bureau of Land Management has closed climbing in its portion of Castle Rocks. We need your help to persuade congressional delegates to secure climbing access in this area.
New York Climbers Achieve Access Victory at Dickie Barre
Dickie Barre has officially been opened for climbing! A big thanks to the Gunks Climbers Coalition (GCC) for their longstanding effort to expand climbing access in the Minnewaska State Park in New York.
Access Fund Hosts Southeast Regional Access Summit
Over the weekend of March 23 – 24, climbing advocates from all over the Southeast turned out to the Access Fund Southeast Regional Summit to discuss recent successes, challenges, and the future of Southeastern climbing.
Access Fund Announces First Round Grant Recipients
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $23,500 in this first round of the 2013 Climbing Preservation Grants Program to support six worthy projects.
Hawaii Climbing Access Effort Hits a Roadblock
Last week the legislative effort to re-open Oahu’s state lands to climbing hit a roadblock. Our two remaining bills (SB 1168 & SB 1007) died when the House Judicial Committee refused to schedule a hearing.