03/23/2020

COVID-19 Resources For Climbers

Both public and private lands across the country are closing, or limiting access to facilities and programs, in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Access Fund is attempting to aggregate a list of closure notices for the climbing community, however this list will not be 100% accurate at all times. 

Andrew Burr Photo

We strongly encourage all climbers to help flatten the curve and err on the side of caution. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Follow the lead of your Local Climbing Organization.
  2. DO NOT travel to climb. 
  3. Strictly comply with all shelter-in-place and similar orders.
  4. Strictly comply with all closures and restrictions, and follow federal, state, county and city guidelines on social distancing.
  5. DO NOT take unnecessary risks. Don’t be the person that creates more stress and burden for our medical and SAR professionals. 

Please understand that climbing areas will still be there once this crisis passes. The best way to return to normal in the shortest period of time is for all of us to do everything we can to stop the spread of the virus as quickly as possible. In many cases, that will mean that we simply shouldn’t go climbing.

Visit these resources for more information: 

Climbing Area Closures and Restrictions Due to Coronavirus

Local Climbing Organizations

Access Fund + COVID-19

The Power of Close-to-Home Nature

Please Support These Climbing Gyms During COVID-19