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Access Fund Announces First Round Grant Recipients for 2014
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $21,000 in this first round of the 2014 Climbing Preservation Grants Program. Each year, the Access Fund awards up to $40,000 in grant money to local climbing communities with worthy projects that preserve or enhance climbing access.
Help Ensure Muir Valley Climbing Access
We have an exciting opportunity for Muir Valley ownership to be gifted to the climbing community to ensure climbing access in perpetuity. And you can play an important role in making this happen!
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.