Protect America's Climbing

A Sustainable Future for Climbing Starts Today

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James Q Martin

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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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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We're loving our climbing areas to death.

Micro Trash. Erosion. Human Waste. Climber impacts on our outdoor landscapes are greater than ever. But there is a solution, and it starts with you.
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Jeff Skalla

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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Current Campaigns

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

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Mike Whelan photo, Ancestral lands of Arapaho, Cheyenne, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute)

Save The Thumb & Needle

Sitting high above the town of Estes Park, Colorado, the iconic Thumb and Needle spires on Prospect Mountain offer excellent granite climbing for all abilities. Access Fund is mobilizing to protect this popular climbing area with a commitment to raise $67,500 and we need your help.
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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Ancestral Ute lands. © Daniel Dunn.

Act Now: Fight for Sustainable Climbing Access in Black Canyon

The National Park Service is updating the Black Canyon’s Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan, and now is the time to speak up and call on them to reconsider key climbing-related parts of the plan—before it sets a precedent that could impact Wilderness climbing areas across America.
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