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Adopt a Crag Season is Coming
Now is a great time to start thinking about your local climbing area and what it may need—perhaps a trash pick-up, graffiti removal, a new set of rock steps, or an information kiosk.
Conservation Team Hits the Road
The 2014 Conservation Team is officially off on their 2014 tour—outfitted with a brand new Jeep Cherokee—to improve our climbing resources.
Encouraging News for Sauratown Access
For years, North Carolina climbers found winter refuge at the steep quartzite of Sauratown Mountain, but in 2005 a fire (unrelated to climbers) resulted in the land owner closing the cliff.
Save Eagle Bluff!
The Access Fund and Clifton Climbers Alliance are excited to announce that we have secured an Option Agreement on Eagle Bluff in Clifton, Maine, giving us the exclusive right to purchase the property for permanent conservation and climbing access. Now we need the climbing community’s help to raise $150,000 for the purchase and stewardship of Eagle Bluff.
Action Alert: Re-Open Hawaii Climbing
Liability concerns have driven the State of Hawaii to shut down numerous hikes and climbing areas in the past year and a half, but we have a chance to reverse these closures with your help.
CAMP Gear Grant Winner Announced
Congratulations to Sandra Chun, recipient of the 4th quarter CAMP Gear Grant for Access Fund Birthdays. Sandra donated her birthday to the Access Fund this past fall, raising money and awareness to protect climbing access.
Over $30,000 Raised to Protect Sandstone for Midwest Climbers!
The Minnesota Climbers Association (MCA) and Access Fund are excited to announce that the bouldering area in Sandstone, MN has been acquired for climbing access.
Washington’s Whistler Canyon Protected
As 2013 was coming to a close, local hikers, climbers, horseback riders, and community members joined forces to protect a critical property in Okanogan County of north central Washington.
Action Alert: Re-Open Williamson Rock
We need your help to lift an 8-year climbing ban at Williamson Rock, a premier sport climbing destination in Southern California. The Forest Service is re-evaluating this closure and climbers need to submit their input. Take Action Now!
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!