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Colorado’s Gold Butte Opens to Public Access
Gold Butte, a pinnacle of Entrada sandstone just outside Aspen, Colorado, was once a popular spot with local climbers in the 1970s, but the private landowners closed it to public access in 1983.
Historic Indian Rock Bouldering Area Gets a Makeover
Last month, nearly 30 volunteers set out to give the historic Indian Rock in the Berkeley Hills, California a facelift.
Ohio Climbers Coalition Newest Joint Member Affiliate
We are pleased to welcome Ohio Climbers Coalition (OCC) as the Access Fund’s newest joint member affiliate.
Summit Rock Opens to Climbing After 5-Year Closure
In early October, Sanborn County re-opened Summit Rock in the Bay Area of California after 5 years of closure.
New Study Shows Climbers are Main Recreational Users of Boulder Canyon
Boulder Climbing Community and the Access Fund announce the release of a Boulder Canyon User Study facilitated by Travis Flohr of University of Colorado Denver. The study ran from May 2012 to October 2013 to document climbing activities in Boulder Canyon.
Climbers Help Stall Oak Flat Land Exchange
The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act came to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote on September 26th, along with three proposed amendments. The bill was tabled because Republican leadership did not have the votes necessary to defeat the third amendment, which would essentially kill the bill.
Government Shutdown Closes Climbing Areas Across the Country
When the government shut down nearly two weeks ago, we lost access to many climbing areas across the country. Those of you who had trips planned to Yosemite or other staffed public lands were left out in the cold.
Iowa Climber's Coalition Newest Joint Member Affiliate
We are pleased to welcome the Iowa Climber's Coalition (ICC) as the Access Fund’s newest joint member affiliate.
Washington Access Roads at Risk
The Mt. Baker Snoqualmie National Forest is going through a process to identify Forest Service roads for possible closure due to factors such as federal budget cuts, road washouts, and varying ideas about where and what kind of access is appropriate or desirable.
Southeastern Climbers Coalition Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC), one of the leading local climbing organizations in the country, is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.