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Access Fund Announces 2013 Sharp End Awards
The Access Fund announced today the winners of the 2013 Sharp End Awards. Each year the Access Fund recognizes individuals, organizations, 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. Please join us in congratulating them!
Castle Crags Protected!
A unique alliance between a land trust, three timber companies, the climbing community and the Forest Service has resulted in permanent protection of the beloved Castle Crags area in central California, a rock climbing destination and an important water source for the citizens of California.
Access Fund Brings Climbers Together for Two-Day Educate for Access Summit
Over the Halloween weekend, the Access Fund brought together 46 members of the climbing community in the Gunks to address the increasing need for climber education as it relates to environmental impacts and outdoor ethics.
CAMP Gear Grant Winner Announced
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.