Chances are, you’re intimately aware of how the growing popularity of climbing has impacted your local climbing areas. More climbers bring more footsteps, more plant degradation, more soil compaction, more human waste, and parking issues to the delicate environments we climb in.
As leaders in the climbing community, it is our job to work alongside land managers to mitigate these impacts and invest in the sustainable management of our climbing areas before the impacts become so dire that access is threatened or our landscapes are irrevocably damaged.
The resources below are there to help empower you to step forward and steward your climbing areas. For additional support, please reach out—we are always eager to help. Call 303-545-6772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need stewardship help at your local climbing area? Learn how to connect with the Conservation Team.
A grant from the Climbing Conservation Grant Program can kick start acquisition, stewardship, policy, research, local support, and education projects.
Learn best practices for graffiti removal at your climbing area.
The basics for organizing an Adopt a Crag volunteer stewardship event.
Register your Adopt a Crag event with us, and we'll publish the event to our online calendar as well as send you a shipment of supportive materials and swag to help support your efforts.
Download the official Adopt a Crag logo to use with your event's promotional materials.
Use this poster to advertise your Adopt a Crag event in local cafés, stores, and gyms.
Use this banner to advertise an Adopt a Crag event online, in email, or in print media.
Helpful tools for organizing and hosting an Adopt a Crag event.
These documents provide an example for organizing and implementing a successful Adopt a Crag event.
Press releases are a great way to let your network know of an upcoming event. Check out this sample press release which may be used for Adopt a Crag volunteer events.