local climbing organizations


A local climbing organization (LCO) is an organization, association, or access committee working to keep climbing areas open, conserve the climbing environment, and promote responsible climbing at the local or regional level. LCOs are the liaison between the climbing community and the land managers and owners for the crags within their region.

Affiliates are LCOs who have joined the Access Fund Affiliate Program. Through the Affiliate Program, the Access Fund’s goals are not only to strengthen our relationship with the climbing organizations that perform such great work on the local and regional levels, but to strengthen all of our advocacy efforts as well. If you are an LCO listed below and are not an Access Fund Affiliate, please contact Zachary Lesch-Huie, Affiliate Director via email at zachary@accessfund.org.

* Denotes Affiliates

 

AL
Southeastern Climbers Coalition*

AR
Arkansas Climbers' Coalition*

AZ
Arizona Mountaineering Club*
Concerned Climbers of Arizona
Queen Creek Coalition*
Northern Arizona Climbers Coalition*
Prescott Climbers Coalition*
Southern Arizona Climbers Coalition* 

CA
Allied Climbers of San Diego* 
Bishop Area Climbers Coalition
Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento*
Friends of Joshua Tree*
Friends of Pinnacles*
Friends of Williamson Rock*
Southern Sierra Climbers Association*
Yosemite Climbing Association*

CN
Climbers Access Society of British Columbia*

CO
4 Corners Climbing Coalition*
Action Committee for Eldorado*
Boulder Climbing Community* 
Flatirons Climbing Council*
Northern Colorado Climber's Coalition*
Rifle Climbers Coalition*
Roaring Fork Climbers Coalition*
Telluride Mountain Club*
Western Colorado Climbers' Coalition*
Southern Colorado CRAG*

CT
Ragged Mountain Foundation*

DC
Mid-Atlantic Climbers*

DE
Delaware Climbing Coalition* 

GA
Southeastern Climbers Coalition*

IA
Iowa Climbers Coalition*

ID
Boise Climbers Alliance*
East Idaho Climbers Coalition*
Kootenai Climbers*

IL
Chicago Mountaineering Club*
Illinois Climbers Association*

KY
Friends of Muir Valley*
Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition*

KS
Kansas City Climbing Club*

MA
Appalachian Mountain Club – Boston Chapter*
Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition*

MD
Mid-Atlantic Climbers*

ME
Acadia National Park Climbing Advisory Committee
Clifton Climber's Association

MI
Grand Ledges Climbers Coalition*

MN
Minnesota Climbers Association*

MO
Climbers Alliance of Mid-Missouri*
Kansas City Climbing Club*

MT
Bitterroot Climbers' Coalition*
Southwest Montana Climbers Coalition*

NC
Boone Climbers Coalition* 
Carolina Climbers Coalition* 

NH
Rumney Climbers Association*

NM
CRAG-New Mexico*

NV
Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council*

NY
Gunks Climbers Coalition*
Torne Valley Climbers Coalition*
Upstate New York Climbers Access Coalition*
Thacher Climbing Coalition* 

OH
Ohio Climbers Coalition*
Ohio Climbers Association

OK
Wichita Mountains Climbers Coalition*

OR
Carver Climbing Club
Central Oregon Rocks*
Friend, Oregon Rock Climbing Society*
Madrone Wall Preservation Committee*
Mazamas*
Smith Rock Group*

PA
Climbing Conservancy of Central Pennsylvania*
Birdsboro Area Climbing Association*
Friends of Governors Stable
Gretna Bouldering Committee*
Safe Harbor Climbers Coalition*
Southwest Pennsylvania Climbers Coalition*

SC
Carolina Climbers Coalition* 

SD
Black Hills Climbers Coalition*

TN
Southeastern Climbers Coalition*
East Tennessee Climbers Coalition*

TX
Central Texas Mountaineers*
Climbers of Hueco Tanks*
Concho Valley Climbers Association*
Texas Mountaineers

UT
Friends of Indian Creek*
Northern Utah Climbers Coalition*
Salt Lake Climbers Alliance*
Southern Utah Climbers' Alliance*

VA
Mid-Atlantic Climbers* 

VT
CRAG-VT* 

WA
Beacon Rock Climbing Association*
Washington Climbers Coalition*

WI
Wisconsin Climbers Association*

WV
New River Alliance of Climbers* 

WY 
Bighorn Climbers' Coalition*