Top 10 Climbing Access Victories of 2015

12/08/2015

We often get asked "what do I get for my annual membership?" It's a great question and one that we love answering. While there are a few fun perks of membership (like discounts), the true benefit of membership is open and conserved climbing areas.

The Access Fund is proud to put over 80 cents of every membership dollar directly toward keeping climbing areas open and conserved through six core programs: climbing policy & advocacy, land acquisition & protection, stewardship & conservation, risk management & landowner support, local support & mobilization, and education.

Here are just a handful of victories that we're proud to announce this year, in partnership with local climbing organizations and partners across the nation.

2015 Top 10 Climbing Access Victories for rock climbing from Access Fund

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  1. Access preserved at 229 climbing areas across the nation. See the full list!
  2. $10,000 awarded for bolt replacement through our new Anchor Replacement Fund, in collaboration with the American Alpine Club.
  3. 765 Acres of climbing acquired for long-term protection.
  4. Donner Summit Saved!
  5. ROCK Project leads climber education movement, engaging thousands of climbers in multi-day events in San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, New York City, Seattle, and Atlanta.
  6. Access to The Homestead secured.
  7. Conservation Team stewards 33 climbing areas across 24 states, engaging 1,050 volunteers along the way.
  8. 32,535 volunteer hours caring for climbing areas through the Adopt a Crag program.
  9. 163 hours advocating for climbers’ interests in Washington, DC.
  10. Access Fund named first-ever accredited land trust for climbing areas.