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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.
Future Looks Bright for Climbing at Breaks Interstate Park
Climbing has never been officially allowed in the park, but is now being formally considered in the soon-to-be-revised master plan.
Conservation Team Heads out on 2015 Tour
After a successful 2014 tour, we are thrilled to announce that Mike Morin and Amanda Peterson have signed on for a second season as the Access Fund-Jeep Conservation Team!
Access Fund Joins Hueco Tanks Review Team
The Hueco Tanks State Park Public Use Plan is up for review this year after Texas State Senator Jose Rodriguez and State Representative Mary Gonzalez expressed concern that El Paso residents and indigenous people may be unfairly displaced from the Park by non-locals who are visiting to rock climb and boulder.
Friends of Muir Valley Reach Fundraising Goal
We're excited to share the great news that Friends of Muir Valley (FOMV) reached its 2014 fundraising goal by raising over $200,000 to facilitate the transfer of Muir Valley.
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.