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ROCK Project Tour Hits the Road
On the back of the August 2014 launch of the ROCK Project climber education program, Access Fund and Black Diamond Equipment are thrilled to announce that they will be taking the stoke on the road with the 2015 ROCK Project Tour, a six-stop event tour to US climbing hot spots.
Congress Serves up a Major Blow to Oak Flat Climbing
We are devastated to report that both the Senate and the US House of Representatives passed the Oak Flat land exchange bill in early December by burying it in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Unaweep Cliffs Saved For Climbing
Western Colorado Climbers’ Coalition (WCCC) and the Access Fund are pleased to announce the purchase of two major cliffs in Unaweep Canyon that secure permanent public access. Acquisition of the Television Wall and Lower Mothers Buttress culminates a 25-year history of conservation and public access along this portion of the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic Byway.
Hidden Valley Reopened!
The Access Fund and Carolina Climbers Coalition (CCC) are thrilled to announce the acquisition of a large portion of the Hidden Valley climbing area (also known as ‘Abingdon’) in southwest Virginia. Hidden Valley features hundreds of single-pitch sport, mixed, and traditional climbs on unique, high-quality sandstone.
New Bouldering Area in Lake Lure, NC
The Blue Ridge of western North Carolina has a new climbing area in a city park. The Town of Lake Lure has opened a bouldering area in their new Buffalo Creek Park.
Second Round Grants Awarded
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $16,912 in the second round of the 2014 Climbing Preservation Grants Program.
Clifton Climbers Alliance Teams with Access Fund to Purchase Eagle Bluff
The Clifton Climbers Alliance (CCA) and Access Fund are thrilled to announce the final acquisition of Eagle Bluff in central Maine for permanent conservation and recreational access.
Access Fund Launches Climber Education Program with Black Diamond
We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new climber education program—ROCK Project—in partnership with Black Diamond Equipment®, a global innovator in climbing, skiing, mountain sports equipment and apparel.
Conservation Team Hits its Stride
On the road for 158 days so far this year, the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team has traveled from Colorado to New Hampshire and back again, and they have accomplished a lot on the first half of their nationwide road trip to improve our climbing areas.
Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition and Access Fund Offer Joint Membership
The Access Fund and Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition (RRGCC) are excited to announce they have combined forces to offer joint membership. Climbers can now join and support the Access Fund and RRGCC with a single membership. This new combined membership allows climbers to support national climbing access efforts and Red River Gorge access efforts with a single membership donation.