06/06/2022

A Sustainable Future for Climbing—Now!

Climbing has reached a tipping point. The number of people recreating outside has exploded, pushing the environmental impacts of overuse to unsustainable levels. And the effects of climate change—worsening wildfires, extreme droughts, and habitat loss—threaten to tip everything over the edge.

Fisher Towers, Utah. Ancestral lands of Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute). © James O'Neill.

As threats to the land increase, land managers are overwhelmed and underfunded. And the easy answer is to just say NO—to close the gate. But there’s a better way.

REI has come forward to match all donations from individual climbers—up to $55,000 over the next two weeks—to help Access Fund fight for sustainable access and work with land managers to protect and conserve the land. Donate now to double your contribution.

Access Fund is working urgently to make sure the gates stay open and the lands we love are protected. We need you to take action now and help us make sure climbers are part of the solution, not the problem. We’re making good progress, but we need to scale our efforts up as we:

  • Work with land managers on creative solutions that protect access and the land.
  • Restore climbing areas and build sustainable recreation infrastructure.
  • Provide climbers with the knowledge and resources to minimize their impacts.

We’re asking you to show up for the sport you love. Help us unlock this matching gift by donating today, and REI will match you dollar for dollar, sending 2x the amount of funds to tackle these challenges—before it’s too late.

Our community is a force. And this is our chance to shape the sustainable future of climbing—are you with us?

A Sustainable Future for Climbing—Now!

For a limited time, REI is doubling all membership gifts, dollar for dollar, to help Access Fund create a sustainable future for climbing.
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