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.

Access Fund represents climbers' interests and values in Washington, DC and with public land offices all around the country.
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Joe Sambataro | The Homestead, AZ

Sometimes the only way to save a climbing area is to buy it.

Privately owned climbing areas can go up for sale with little or no warning, and when they do, we must act quickly to save them.
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When an access issue occurs in your backyard, who will be there to help?

The first and best line of defense for an access issue is almost always the local climbers who are familiar with the area and the issues.
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Current Campaigns

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

Protect Climbing Access in Austin City Parks

We need your help to protect climbing at Barton Creek Greenbelt and Bull Creek District Park in Austin.
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Don't Let Congress Gut the Antiquities Act

We need your help! 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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John Dickey | Indian Creek, UT

Our Public Lands are Under Attack

Congress and the President are pushing a covert dismantling of America's public lands system, and it is one of the greatest threat to climbing access we have ever faced. We need your help to defend our public lands—home to nearly 60% of our climbing areas.
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