Our History

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Matt Stark | New River Gorge, WV

Grant History

The Climbing Conservation Grant Program has been funding projects that preserve or enhance climbing access and opportunities and conserve the climbing environment throughout the United States since 1991.

2015 – CA – Truckee Donner Land Trust, Donner Summit Acquisition
2015 – AZ – Prescott Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2015 – SC – Naturaland Trust, Big Rock Access Acquisition
2015 – CO – Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics, RMNP Bouldering Study
2015 – KY – Eastern Kentucky University, Economic & Environmental Impacts of Climbing in the RRG
2015 – AZ – Climbing Association of Southern Arizona, Start Up Costs
2014 – CO – Western Colorado Climbers Coalition, Unaweep Cliffs Acquisition
2014 – CO – Pikes Peak Climbers Alliance, Start Up Costs
2014 – NC – North Carolina Outward Bound School, Table Rock Kiosk & Trail Maintenance
2014 – TN – The Nature Conservancy, Lily Boulder Fields Signage
2014 – CO – Friends of Staunton State Park, Climber Kiosk
2014 – KY – Friends of Muir Valley, Repair of Muir Valley Access Road
2014 – NC – Carolina Climbers Coalition, Linville Gorge Rescue Assistance
2014 – MA – Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition, Farley Ledge Parking Improvements
2014 – UT – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, Joe’s Valley Recreation Site Assessment
2014 – CO – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Shelf Road Trail Improvements
2014 – KY – Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, Miller Fork Infrastructure Improvements
2014 – UT – Manti-La Sal National Forest, Mill Creek Trail Improvements & Kiosk
2014 – KY – Nick Walendziak, Red River Gorge Staging Area Impact Study
2014 – ME – Clifton Climbers Alliance, Eagle Bluff Acquisition
2014 – WY – Central Wyoming Climbers Alliance, Start Up Costs
2014 – KY – Friends of Muir Valley, Start Up Costs
2014 – AL – Blount County, Palisades Park Acquisition
2013 – KY – Friends of Muir Valley, Emergency Road Erosion Control
2013 – UT – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, Technical Rock Work Tools
2013 – NV – Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council, RRNCA Education & Awareness
2013 – NH – Rumney Climbers Association, Start Up Costs
2013 – CO – Ouray Ice Park, South Park Bathrooms
2013 – MN – Minnesota Climbers Association, Save Sandstone Bouldering
2013 – NY – Mohonk Preserve, Climber Education at Lime Kiln Loop
2013 – CA – Wilderness Land Trust, Castle Crags Acquisition
2013 – TN – Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Southern Cumberland Appraisal
2013 – CO – San Juan Mountains Association, Weminuche Wilderness Restop Program
2013 – KY – Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, Miller Fork Acquisition
2013 – WY – Jenny Lake Rangers, Grand Tetons Human Waste Management
2013 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Pistol Whipped Trail Construction
2013 – NY – Gunks Climbers Coalition, Gym to Crag Transition Program
2012 – CA – Yosemite Climbing Association, 2012 Yosemite Facelift
2012 – CO – Western Colorado Climbers Coalition, Unaweep Canyon Trail Signage & Property Investigation
2012 – NJ – Somerset County Park Commission, Sourland Smackdown Adopt a Boulder
2012 – CO – Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition, Carter Lake Fawn Hollow Trail Project
2012 – KY – Friends of Muir Valley, Muir Valley Restroom Facilities
2012 – CO – Boulder Climbing Community, Front Range Trail Team
2012 – WA – American Alpine Club, Vantage Toilet Project
2012 – CA – Yosemite Climbing Management Team, Yosemite Climbing Stewardship Program
2012 – GA – Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Boat Rock Toilet Construction
2012 – UT – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, Lower Parley’s Access Trail
2012 – PA – Safe Harbor Climbers Coalition, Safe Harbor Climbing Mobile Restroom & Kiosk
2012 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Blue Grama Trail Construction Project
2012 – CA – Portola & Castle Rock Foundation, Option Agreement to Keep Park Open
2012 – CA – Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento, Auburn Quarry Site Improvements
2012 – TX – Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition, Climbing History Brochure
2012 – CA – BLM Bishop Field Office, Educational Climbing Kiosks
2011 – NM – New Mexico CRAG, Diablo Canyon Restoration
2011 – KY – Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, Roadside Restoration
2011 – KY – Friends of Muir Valley, Muir Valley Parking Improvements/Expansion
2011 – UT – Utah Open Lands, Castleton Tower Waste Management
2011 – CO – Boulder Climbing Community, Start Up Costs
2011 – VT – CRAG-Vermont, Bolton Quarry Access Road Restoration
2011 – CA – Yosemite Climbing Association, 2011 Yosemite Facelift
2011 – CO – Rifle Climbers Coalition, Rifle Biological Study
2011 – UT – Friends of Indian Creek, Superbowl Campground Toilet
2011 – OR – Central Oregon Rocks, Community Outreach
2011 – WA – Dishman Hills Natural Area Association, Big Rock Parking & Turnaround
2011 – CO – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Garden of the Gods Trail Rehabilitation
2011 – OR – US Forest Service, Bulo Point Parking & Turnaround
2011 – CA – Idyllwild Climbers Alliance, Adopt a Crag & Climbers Festival
2011 – TX – Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition, Helping Hands Cleanup Costs
2011 – CO – Western Colorado Climbers Coalition, Mothers Buttress Access Improvements
2011 – TN – Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Deep Creek Access Acquisition
2010 – CA – Yosemite Climbing Association, 2010 Yosemite Facelift
2010 – KY – Friends of Muir Valley, Emergency Access Road Improvements
2010 – CO – SoCO CRAG, Start Up Costs
2010 – OR – Madrone Wall Preservation Committee, Madrone Wall Trail Building
2010 – WV – Peter Clark, Sustainable Climbing Study
2010 – CO – Colorado Mountain Club, Lincoln Falls GIS Mapping
2010 – TX – Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition, Climber Cleanup
2010 – ID – Idaho State University Outdoor Adventure Center, Rose Park Sunny Side Trail Rehabilitation
2010 – VT – CRAG-Vermont, Carcass Crag Acquisition
2010 – WI – Northern Wisconsin Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2009 – WA – Dishman Hills Natural Area Association, Road Improvement & Parking
2009 – AR – Arkansas Climbers Coalition, Vault Toilet
2009 – US – National Park Service, Exit Strategies Conference
2009 – UT – Utah Open Lands, Stewardship Project
2009 – UT – Friends of Indian Creek, Supercrack Buttress Toilet
2009 – DE – Wilmington State Parks, Kiosk & Rock Climbing Initiative
2009 – AZ – Arizona Mountaineering Club, Climber Path Signage
2009 – CO – Denver Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2009 – CO – Access Fund Land Foundation, Land Management
2009 – NV – Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council, Start Up Costs
2009 – US – Dr. Rob Ramey II, Scientific Review on Raptor Nesting Closures
2009 – NH – Appalachian Mountain Club, Trail Reconstruction & Staging
2009 – CO – Four Corners Climbing Coalition, Kiosk Outreach
2009 – CA – Yosemite National Park, Climbing Leave No Trace Brochure
2009 – CA – BLM Bishop Field Office, Climbing Ethics Brochure
2009 – TX – Climbers of Hueco Tanks, Grassroots Activism & Start Up Costs
2009 – AL – Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2009 – UT – Friends of Indian Creek, Start Up Costs
2008 – CO – Western Colorado Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2008 – UT – Utah Open Lands, Trail Reconstruction
2008 – CO – Western Colorado Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2008 – CA – Yosemite Climbing Association, 2008 Yosemite Facelift
2008 – VT – CRAG-Vermont, Land Acquisition
2008 – KY – Friends of Muir Valley, Creek Crossings & Road Updates
2008 – CO – Access Fund Land Foundation, Land Management
2008 – CO – Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2008 – NY – Mohonk Preserve, Solar Toilet
2008 – NC – Carolina Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2008 – MD – Mid-Atlantic Climbers, Rehabilitation & Graffiti Removal
2007 – NH – Trust for Public Land, Land Acquisition
2007 – CO – Access Fund Land Foundation, Land Management
2007 – MN – Minnesota Climbers Association, Parking Lot, Trail & Kiosk
2007 – MA – Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2007 – CO – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Trail Improvements
2007 – CA – Yosemite Climbing Association, 2007 Yosemite Facelift
2006 – CO – Access Fund Land Foundation, Land Management
2006 – US – Aram Attarian, Research & Publication of Climbing Management Plan
2006 – CA – Yosemite Climbing Association, 2006 Yosemite Facelift
2006 – WV – New River Alliance of Climbers, Research
2006 – UT – Friends of Indian Creek, Brochure
2006 – UT – Manti-La Sal National Forest, Maple Canyon Bridge & Kiosk Construction
2006 – TX – Central Texas Mountaineers, Bridge Construction
2006 – OR – US Forest Service, Umpqua National Forest Toilet Construction
2006 – OR – US Forest Service, Mt Hood Slope Stabilization & Belay Platform Construction
2006 – NC – Carolina Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2006 – KY – Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2006 – CT – Ragged Mountain Foundation, Parking Construction Analysis
2006 – CO – City of Fort Collins, Erosion Control & Fence Construction
2006 – CA – Friends of Williamson Rock, Start Up Costs
2005 – WV – Coopers Rock Regional Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2005 – WI – Wisconsin Outdoor Access, Start Up Costs
2005 – VT – CRAG-Vermont, Land Acquisition
2005 – UT – Utah Open Lands, Wag-bag Program at Castleton Tower
2005 – OR – Madrone Wall Preservation Committee, Advocacy Efforts
2005 – NY – Mohonk Preserve, Outreach Efforts
2005 – NV – Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council, Start Up Costs
2005 – NC – Carolina Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2005 – MT – Teton River Watershed Group, Kiosk Installation & Outreach Efforts
2005 – MT – US Forest Service, Trail Rehabilitation
2005 – MA – Friends of East Mountain, Trail Rehabilitation
2005 – MA – Friends of East Mountain, Kiosk Installation & Outreach Efforts
2005 – KY – University of Kentucky, Research
2005 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Indian Creek Trail Rehabilitation
2005 – CO – Silver Lake Ditch Company, Trail Rehabilitation
2005 – CO – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Crestone Needle Trail Rehabilitation
2005 – CA – Eastern Sierra Climbers Coalition, Vault Toilet
2005 – CA – Bigfoot Country Climbers Association, Start Up Costs
2005 – CA – Truckee Donner Land Trust, Land Acquisition
2005 – CA – Yosemite National Park, Bear Boxes
2005 – AL – Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2004 – WA – Mountains to Sound Trust, Trail Rehabilitation
2004 – WA – Washington Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2004 – VT – CRAG-Vermont, Land Acquisition
2004 – UT – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, Conservation Efforts
2004 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Indian Creek Trail Rehabilitation
2004 – OK – Wichita Mountains Climbers Coalition, Brochure
2004 – NY – Gunks Climbers Coalition, Campground Improvements
2004 – NC – Carolina Climbers Coalition, Brochure
2004 – ID – Boise Climbers Alliance, Trail Rehabilitation
2004 – GA – Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2004 – CO – Aspen Valley Land Trust, Land Acquisition
2004 – CA – Eastern Sierra Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
2004 – AZ – Friends of Queen Creek, Advocacy Efforts
2003 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Bridger Jack Trail Rehabilitation
2003 – NM – NM-CRAG, Start Up Costs
2003 – NH – Appalachian Mountain Club, Trail Rehabilitation
2003 – NC – North Carolina State University, Study on Climber Use
2003 – MA – Western Massachusetts Climbers Coalition, Natural Resource Survey
2003 – KY – Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2003 – CO – Flatirons Climbing Council, Start Up Costs
2003 – CA – BLM Volcanic Tablelands, Vault Toilet
2003 – CA – Arizona State University, Joshua Tree Wilderness Climbing Study
2003 – CA – Friends of Joshua Tree, Start Up Costs
2003 – CA – BLM Volcanic Tablelands, Bouldering Management, Toilet & Kiosk
2002 – VT – CRAG-Vermont, Trail Rehabilitation
2002 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Indian Creek Trail Rehabilitation
2002 – UT – Utah Open Lands, Land Acquisition
2002 – TX – Climbers of Hueco Tanks, Start Up Costs
2002 – TX – Hueco State Park, Volunteer Guide Training
2002 – TN – National Park Service, Obed Climber Study
2002 – PA – Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers, Start Up Costs
2002 – NH – Appalachian Mountain Club, Cathedral Ledge Trail Rehabilitation
2002 – NC – Carolina Climbers Coalition, Asheboro Access Lease
2002 – NC – Looking Glass, Trail Rehabilitation & Kiosk
2002 – MN – Minnesota Climbers Association, Start Up Costs
2002 – MA – Appalachian Mountain Club, Quincy Quarry Trail Rehabilitation
2002 – IL – Illinois Climbers Alliance, Start Up Costs
2002 – GA – Southeastern Climbers Coalition, Land Acquisition
2002 – AZ – Tucson Climbers Association, Start Up Costs
2002 – AK – National Park Service, Denali National Park Clean Mountain Cans
2001 – WI – Wisconsin Outdoor Access, Gibraltar Rock Survey
2001 – WA – Corplan, Little Si Trail Rehabilitation
2001 – WA – Corplan, Frenchman Coulee Trail Rehabilitation
2001 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Indian Creek Trail Rehabilitation
2001 – UT – Salt Lake Climbers Alliance, Brochure
2001 – UT – Snow Canyon State Park, Kiosk
2001 – TN – Tennessee Parks & Greenways, Land Acquisition
2001 – PA – Corplan, McConnells Mill Trail Rehabilitation
2001 – OK – Corplan, Quartz Mountain Trail Rehabilitation
2001 – NY – Mohonk Preserve, Gunks Composting Toilet
2001 – NM – Corplan, Castle Rock Trail Rehabilitation
2001 – NC – North Carolina State University, Analysis of Guided Climbing at Crowders
2001 – ID – Corplan, Datil Trail Rehabilitation
2001 – CO – Eagle Valley Land Trust, Land Acquisition
2001 – CO – Ouray Ice Park, Park Improvements
2001 – CA – Truckee Donner Land Trust, Land Acquisition
2001 – AZ – University of Arizona, Research
2000 – WY – Corplan, Sinks Canyon Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – WV – Corplan, New River Gorge Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – WA – Corplan, Beacon Rock Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – WA – Corplan, Tieton River Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – UT – Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Indian Creek Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – SD – Hollis Marriot, Mitigating Climber Impact on Rare Plants
2000 – PA – Northeast Charter School, Cleanup & Signage
2000 – OK – Corplan, Wichita Refuge Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – NM – Corplan, Datil Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – NH – Pawtucky State Park, Trail Rehabilitation, Signage & Education Materials
2000 – NC – State of North Carolina, Linville Gorge Raptor Monitoring
2000 – KY – Red River Gorge Climbers Coalition, Archeological Excavation
2000 – CO – Corplan, Flagstaff Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – CO – Corplan, No Name Canyon Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – CO – Corplan, Horsetooth Reservoir Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – CO – Corplan, Shelf Road Trail Rehabilitation
2000 – CO – City of Boulder, Raptor Education & Signage
2000 – CA – Pinnacles National Monument, Raptor Monitoring
2000 – CA – Southern Sierra Climbers Association, Needles Toilet Installation
2000 – CA – BLM Tablelands, Portable Toilet Installation
2000 – CA – Friends of Joshua Tree, Start Up Costs
2000 – CA – Northern California, Access News Publication
2000 – AZ – Northern Arizona Climbers Coalition, Portable Toilet Installation & Kiosk
1999 – WY – Sinks Canyon, Trail Construction
1999 – WV – New River Gorge, Trail Construction
1999 – WI – University of Wisconsin, Vegetation Study
1999 – WI – Wisconsin Outdoor Access, Start Up Costs
1999 – UT – Zion National Park, Trail Construction
1999 – UT – Indian Creek, Trail Construction
1999 – SD – Black Hills, Trail Construction
1999 – OR – Madrone Wall Preservation Committee, Start Up Costs
1999 – NV – Mt Charleston, Trailhead Kiosks
1999 – MA – Crow Hill, Erosion Control
1999 – KY – Red River Gorge, Trail Construction
1999 – IL – Cedar Bluff, Trail Construction
1999 – CO – Boulder Canyon, Wildlife Closure Signage
1999 – CO – Shelf Road, Trail Construction
1998 – WV – New River Gorge, Trail Construction
1998 – WV – Coopers Rock, Kiosk
1998 – OK – Wichita Mountains, Trail Rehabilitation
1998 – KY – Red River Gorge, Trail Construction
1998 – ID – Castle Rock Ranch, Land Acquisition
1998 – IA – Willow River State Park, Parking Lot Improvements
1998 – CO – Boulder Ice Climbers Coalition, Start Up Costs
1998 – CO – Ouray Ice Park, Signage
1998 – CA – Bishop’s Peak, Land Acquisition
1998 – CA – Joshua Tree, Signage
1998 – AR – Sam’s Throne, Trail Rehabilitation
1997 – WY – Wild Iris, Trail Rehabilitation
1997 – WV – New River Gorge, Trail Rehabilitation
1997 – WA – Frenchman Coulee, Trail Rehabilitation
1997 – OK – Wichita Mountains, Trail Rehabilitation
1997 – NV – Red Rock Canyon, Trail Rehabilitation
1997 – NV – Red Rock Canyon, Trail Rehabilitation & Signage
1997 – GA – Mt Yonah, Appraisal & Easement
1997 – AZ – Paradise Forks, Trail Rehabilitation & Toilet
1996 – WV – New River Gorge, Trail Rehabilitation
1996 – WV – Seneca Rocks, Trail Rehabilitation
1996 – WA – Frenchman Coulee, Signage & Kiosk
1996 – WA – Beacon Rock, Trail Rehabilitation
1996 – TN – Foster Falls, Access Easement
1996 – ID – City of Rocks, Signage & Trail Rehabilitation
1996 – CA – Donner Summit, Trail Rehabilitation
1995 – WV – New River Gorge, Signage & Toilet
1995 – WV – Seneca Rocks, Trail Rehabilitation
1995 – WA – Little Si, Trail Rehabilitation
1995 – TN – Sunset Rock, Trail Rehabilitation
1995 – TN – Foster Falls, Trail Rehabilitation
1995 – OK – Wichita Mountains, Start Up Costs
1995 – NH – Rumney, Land Acquisition
1995 – IL – Mississippi Palisades, Brochure
1995 – ID – City of Rocks, Trail Rehabilitation
1995 – CO – Ouray Ice Park, Facility Improvements
1995 – CO – Golden Cliffs, Road Improvements
1995 – CA – Owens River Gorge, Toilet & Signage
1995 – AZ – McDowell Mountains, Outreach Efforts
1994 – WV – Coopers Rock, Brochure
1994 – WV – New River Gorge, Trail Ladders
1994 – PA – Safe Harbor, Outreach Efforts & Newsletter
1994 – NJ – Cradle Rock, Outreach Efforts
1994 – NC – Watuga Land Trust, Howards Knob Land Appraisal
1994 – IL – Jackson Falls, Parking Lot Improvements
1994 – CT – Ragged Mountain, Trail Rehabilitation
1993 – TX – Enchanted Rock, Trail Rehabilitation & Toilet
1993 – TX – Hueco State Park, Signage
1993 – NY – Gunks, Land Acquisition
1993 – CO – Rifle, Trail & Campground Improvements
1993 – CO – Eldorado Canyon, Trail Rehabilitation
1993 – CA – Lovers Leap, Campground Improvements
1992 – WV – Seneca Rocks, Trail Rehabilitation
1992 – NY – Gunks, Parking Lot Construction & Brochure
1992 – IL – Mississippi Palisades, Climber Impact Studies
1992 – CA – Yosemite National Park, Trail Rehabilitation
1991 – ID – City of Rocks, Trail Rehabilitation & Toilets
1991 – CT – Ragged Mountain Foundation, Start Up Costs
1991 – CO – Unaweep Canyon, Land Acquisition
1991 – CO – Flatirons, Trail Rehabilitation