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2009 Adopt a Crag Wrap-up and Awards
The 10th anniversary of Adopt a Crag was our best year yet, with the number of volunteers and events growing 20% over the previous year! We are thrilled to present the 2009 Adopt a Crag awards to a worthy group of volunteers: Ian Caldwell and the Smith Rock Group; Central Texas Mountaineers; Salt Lake City Climbers Alliance; and Ken Yager and the Yosemite Climbing Association.
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Access Fund Announces 2009 Sharp End Awards
Each year the Access Fund recognizes individuals and businesses that go above and beyond to volunteer their time and efforts to preserving climbing access and the climbing environment. These recipients stand out in their commitment to the American climbing community, and the Access Fund is honored to present this year's awards to a worthy group of volunteers and activists.
Action Alert: Protect Climbing Access in Yosemite
We need your help to influence the latest Merced River Plan, which could restrict climbing access and camping in Yosemite Valley, depending on how the Park prepares its new revised user capacity program. Please write Yosemite National Park by February 4 and support the preservation of climbing access in the Valley!Take action now!
CCC Starts Off the New Year by Closing on Rumbling Bald
Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) starts off the new year by closing on the acquisition of Rumbling Bald West Side Boulders on January 6, using a $72,000 bridge loan of from the new Access Fund Land Conservation Campaign.
Access Fund to Refinance Farley Ledge Loan, Saving Western Massachusetts Climbers’ Coalition Thousands
The Access Fund announced today that it will provide Western Massachusetts Climbers’ Coalition with short-term financing to pay off an existing $30,000 bank loan on 7 acres of land at the base of Farley Ledge in Erving, Massachusetts.
Yosemite Valley/Merced Update
The Access Fund is working with our partners to influence the Yosemite Valley planning process and advocate for management policies that protect the unique values associated with the Merced Wild and Scenic River, while allowing for responsible climbing and camping opportunities.
Video: Erik Weihenmayer Climbs The Naked Edge to Benefit Access Fund
On Thursday November 5, blind climber Erik Weihenmayer tackled his hardest route to date – Eldorado Canyon’s The Naked Edge – to benefit the Access Fund. Watch the video.
Carolina Climbers Coalition and the Access Fund Set to Purchase Rumbling Bald West Side Boulders in North Carolina
The Carolina Climbers Coalition and the Access Fund announced today the intent to purchase and conserve the Rumbling Bald West Side Boulders in North Carolina to protect against development.
A Plan for the Buttermilks Human Waste Issue
The Access Fund, local climbers, and USFS met earlier this month to work out a plan of action to install and maintain a pit toilet in the Buttermilks.