12/09/2022

Lynn Hill: Our Climbing Future Depends on You

Lynn Hill. © Pablo Durana.

I’ve traveled all over the world to climb—from Australia to Madagascar, Vietnam to the Verdon Gorge. They’re all incredible areas. But, there’s something so special about our country’s breathtaking climbing areas.

There’s nowhere else in the world like Yosemite, Red Rock Canyon, or the Shawangunks. But the climbing landscapes we enjoy are facing increased threats from development, damaging extraction, and climate change.

As climbers, we have a special connection to the places where we climb. We also have the power to save these places and protect America’s climbing—if we all chip in. And right now, we have an incredible opportunity to have our donations matched by Black Diamond!

We can be a powerful force for protecting climbing and caring for the land. And the team at Access Fund has our back. They have the tools to buy threatened climbing areas, restore the ones we have, and pass laws in Washington, D.C., that protect sustainable and equitable access for all climbers.

I’ve seen Access Fund’s work firsthand, and it’s impressive. But they need to scale these efforts up to face a growing set of environmental challenges. Their work is funded by climbers just like us—will you chip in?

Access Fund needs your support, and there’s never been a better time to give. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity today, and Black Diamond will double your contribution. Join me in donating to protect the future of climbing and the places we love.

Lynn Hill
Access Fund Member