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Unaweep Cliffs Saved For Climbing
Western Colorado Climbers’ Coalition (WCCC) and the Access Fund are pleased to announce the purchase of two major cliffs in Unaweep Canyon that secure permanent public access. Acquisition of the Television Wall and Lower Mothers Buttress culminates a 25-year history of conservation and public access along this portion of the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic Byway.
Hidden Valley Reopened!
The Access Fund and Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) are thrilled to announce the acquisition of a large portion of the Hidden Valley climbing area (also known as ‘Abingdon’) in southwest Virginia. Hidden Valley features hundreds of single-pitch sport, mixed, and traditional climbs on unique, high-quality sandstone.
New Bouldering Area in Lake Lure, NC
The Blue Ridge of western North Carolina has a new climbing area in a city park. The Town of Lake Lure has opened a bouldering area in their new Buffalo Creek Park.
Second Round Grants Awarded
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $16,912 in the second round of the 2014 Climbing Preservation Grants Program.
Clifton Climbers Alliance Teams with Access Fund to Purchase Eagle Bluff
The Clifton Climbers Alliance (CCA) and Access Fund are thrilled to announce the final acquisition of Eagle Bluff in central Maine for permanent conservation and recreational access.
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.