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Access Fund Reaches $1 Million Mark with Second Round of 2013 Grants
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $1 million to local organizations, climbers and public agencies through the Climbing Preservation Grants Program. The program has been in place since the Access Fund’s inception in 1991, and awards up to $40,000 in grant money a year to local climbing communities with worthy projects that preserve or enhance climbing access. This second round of 2013 grant recipients has set the organization over the $1 million mark. We are pleased to announce funding for the following projects:
Access Fund Welcomes Illinois Climbers Association as Newest Joint Member Affiliate
The Illinois Climbers Association (ICA) has become the Access Fund's newest joint member affiliate.
Carolina Climbers Revive Climbing at Rocky Face
Members of the Carolina Climbers Coalition and Boone Climbers Coalition have been busy promoting and stewarding climbing routes at the newly opened Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, about an hour north of Charlotte.
Conservation Team Heads West
The Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team is busy as always, leading and helping out with stewardship events across the country. This month, they are making appearances at Castle Rock in Washington and the Craggin' Classic in Utah.
Pledge Your Next Birthday to Climbing Access
Pledge your next birthday to climbing access and be entered for a chance to win a $500 gear grant to CAMP USA!
Rate Your Favorite Climbing Preservation Grants
It is time to rate your favorite Access Fund Climbing Preservation Grant projects! The deadline for votes is August 20th.
Summit Rock Call for Volunteers
Attention Bay Area climbers: The future of climbing access at Summit Rock depends on you! The Santa Clara County Department of Parks and Recreation needs volunteers to help monitor peregrine falcons and educate the visiting public on falcon behavior at Summit Rock.
What Will the New NPS Wilderness Climbing Policy Really Mean for Climbing & Bolting?
The National Park Service clarified its position on fixed anchors in Wilderness with Director's Order #41, but the policies differ from park to park. Make sure you know the prior authorization rules in your local National Park before placing permanent protection.
Access Fund to Convene Education Summit
Climbing access continues to be threatened by a wide variety of environmental impacts resultant from poor climbing ethics. The Access Fund has announced the Educate for Access: Strategies for Protecting Climbing Areas summit that will be held in the Gunks in early November to tackle these issues.
Climbing Access at Beddows Dome in Southern Colorado
The Access Fund and SoCO CRAG are pursuing climbing access to the traditional granite climbing at Beddows Dome near Cañon City, Colorado.