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Protect America's Climbing

1 in 5 climbing areas in the US is threatened by an access issue.

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The Gunks | © Tomas Donoso

Why Care

Threats to our climbing areas come in many forms—and we must act quickly and nimbly to protect them.

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Jerry Dodrill | Sierras, CA

Nearly 60% of our climbing areas are on public lands.

A growing movement of law and policy makers at the federal and state levels have launched a systematic attack on our public lands.
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John Dickey | Independance Pass, CO
Micro Trash. Erosion. Human Waste. Are we loving our climbing areas to death? Climber impacts on our outdoor landscapes are greater than ever. But there is a solution, and it starts with you.
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Current Campaigns

Here's how you can help protect America's climbing.

Protect Climbing Access in the Adirondacks

There are several proposed amendments to the management plans which offer both opportunities and concerns for climbers, and we need the climbing community to speak up.
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Chris Vultaggio

Join Us: Annual Event & Climber Advocate Summit

Access Fund is bringing the climbing community together in New York City on September 22. This is a chance to connect with friends, celebrate our access and conservation successes, learn some new advocacy skills, and support the fight for America’s public lands.
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Stand With Bears Ears

If President Trump's presidential proclamation to dismantle Bears Ears stands, the impacts to climbing are far-reaching. And it sets a dangerous precedent that threatens the foundation of our public lands system
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Don't Let Congress Gut the Antiquities Act

Congress is getting ready to vote on a dangerous bill that seeks to dismantle the Antiquities Act, threatening our national monuments and their exceptional climbing opportunities. Crown jewels like Indian Creek in Utah, the Needles in California, and Devils Tower in Wyoming are at risk.
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© Shannon Millsaps

Protect Dogwood and Hell's Kitchen

We need your help to protect Hell's Kitchen and the Dogwood Boulders, making sure they remain in climber friendly hands forever.
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