Top 10 Climbing Access Victories of 2017

12/01/2017

It has been an incredible year for Access Fund and our network of 117 local climbing organizations! These victories are just a small sample of what we achieved this year, thanks to the unwavering dedication of local climbing advocates all across the country and the support of our members and partners.


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10 Climbing Areas Opened

  1. Trussville Boulders, AL
  2. Thacher State Park, NY
  3. Mad River Gorge, OH
  4. Madrone Wall, OR
  5. Sucka Cave, TN
  6. The Boulders on Old Wauhatchie Pike
  7. Ijams Crag, TN
  8. Continental Ranch, TX
  9. Lone Rock Point, VT
  10. Band M Ledge, NH

Access Preserved at 240 Climbing Areas

  1. Hatcher Pass, AK
  2. Anchor Point Boulder, AK
  3. Valdez, AK
  4. Moss Rock Preserve, AL
  5. Trussville Boulders, AL
  6. Palisades Park, AL
  7. Steele, AL
  8. Hospital Boulders, AL
  9. Cave Camp, AR
  10. Sam's Throne, AR
  11. Cochise Stronghold, AZ
  12. Priest Draw, AZ
  13. Beardsley Boulders, AZ
  14. Mt Lemmon, AZ
  15. Oak Flat, AZ
  16. Bullhead City, AZ
  17. Homestead, AZ
  18. Baboquivari Peak, AZ
  19. Superstition Mtns, AZ
  20. Pinnacles, CA
  21. Idyllwild, CA
  22. Lizard's Mouth, CA
  23. Bishop Peak, CA
  24. Gibralter Rock, CA
  25. Eagle Peak, CA
  26. Mosquito Bridge, CA
  27. Pine Creek, CA
  28. Alabama Hills, CA
  29. Volcanic Tablelands, CA
  30. Big Rock, CA
  31. Stoney Point, CA
  32. Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, CA
  33. Handley Rock, CA
  34. Yosemite, CA
  35. Groveland, CA
  36. Joshua Tree, CA
  37. Glen Canyon, CA
  38. Lover's Leap, CA
  39. Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA
  40. Buttermilks, CA
  41. Castle Rock State Park, CA
  42. Black Wall, Donner Summit, CA
  43. Tahoe Basin, CA
  44. Jailhouse Rock, CA
  45. Gold Wall, CA
  46. Indian Rock, CA
  47. Castle Rock State Park CA
  48. Mt. Tamalpais, CA
  49. Mt. Diablo, CA
  50. Beaver Street, CA
  51. Castle Crags, CA
  52. Goat Rock, CA
  53. Malibu Creek, CA
  54. Echo Cliffs, CA
  55. Point Dume, CA
  56. Rifle, CO
  57. Staunton State Park, CO
  58. Deep Creek, CO
  59. Devil's Head, CO
  60. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
  61. Unaweep Canyon, CO
  62. Society Turn, CO
  63. Cascade Canyon, CO
  64. Clear Creek Canyon, CO
  65. Taylor Canyon, Gunnison Valley, CO
  66. Hartman Rocks, Gunnison Valley, CO
  67. North Table Mountain, CO
  68. Boulder Canyon, CO
  69. Flatirons, CO
  70. Flagstaff Mtn, CO
  71. Cathedral Spires, South Platte, CO
  72. Shelf Road, CO
  73. Turtle Lake, CO
  74. Sailing Hawks, CO
  75. Ouray, CO
  76. Pinnacle Rock, CT
  77. Boat Rock, GA
  78. Tallulah Gorge, GA
  79. Green Boulders, HI
  80. Short Cliffs, ID
  81. Pocatello, ID
  82. Dierkes Lake, ID
  83. Swan Falls, ID
  84. Q' emiln Park, ID
  85. Elephant Perch, ID
  86. City of Rocks, ID
  87. Castle Rock State Park, ID
  88. Black Cliffs, ID
  89. Holy Boulders, IL
  90. Pere Marquette, IL
  91. Pictured Rock, IA
  92. Bald Rock Recreational Preserve, KY
  93. Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, KY
  94. Muir Valley, KY
  95. Roadside - Graining Fork Nature Preserve, KY
  96. Pendergrass Murray Recreational Preserve, KY
  97. Daniel Boone National Forest, KY
  98. Quincy Quarry, MA
  99. Farley Ledge, MA
  100. Northwest Branch, MD
  101. Harpers Ferry, MD
  102. Old Rag, MD
  103. Morgan Run, MD
  104. Catoctin Park, MD
  105. Sugarloaf, MN
  106. Sandstone, MN
  107. Duluth Ice Park, MN
  108. Willow River, MN
  109. Mill Creek, MT
  110. Lake Koocanusa, MT
  111. Moores Wall, NC
  112. The Dump, NC
  113. Linville Gorge, NC
  114. Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest, NC
  115. Buckeye Knob & Barn Boulders, NC
  116. Blue Ridge Parkway, NC
  117. Rumney - Northwest Crags, NH
  118. Cathedral Ledge, NH
  119. Mount Washington, NH
  120. Band M Ledge, NH
  121. Powerlinez, NY
  122. Sourland Boulders, NJ
  123. Pizza Boulders, NM
  124. Big River Wall, NM
  125. Tres Piedres, NM
  126. Comales Canyon, NM
  127. Enchanted Tower, NM
  128. Diablo Canyon,NM`
  129. Ortega, NM
  130. Lion's Den, NM
  131. Sideshow Attraction, NM
  132. Roy, NM
  133. El Rito, NM
  134. Red Rock Canyon, NV
  135. Basin and Range National Monument, NV
  136. Christmas Tree Pass, NV
  137. Minnewaska State Park, NY
  138. Pinnacle Boulders, NY
  139. Gunks, NY
  140. Thacher State Park, NY
  141. Bald Mtn, NY
  142. Whipps Ledges, OH
  143. Mad River Gorge, OH
  144. Wichita Mountains, OK
  145. McKinley Rock, OR
  146. Broughton Bluff, OR
  147. Callahans, OR
  148. Madrone Wall, OR
  149. Smith Rock, OR
  150. Mt. Jefferson, OR
  151. Mt. Washington, OR
  152. Three Sisters, OR
  153. Diamond Peak, OR
  154. Boxcar Boulders, PA
  155. High Rocks, PA
  156. Birdsboro, PA
  157. Coll's Cove, PA
  158. Chickies, PA
  159. Governor Stable, PA
  160. Lost Crag, PA
  161. Lincoln Woods, RI
  162. Rock Maze, SD
  163. Mt Rushmore, SD
  164. Custer State Park, SD
  165. Palisades Park, SD
  166. Deep Creek, TN
  167. Roaring Creek, TN
  168. Yellow Bluff, TN
  169. Sucka Cave, TN
  170. Stone Fort, TN
  171. Clear Creek, Obed, TN
  172. Big South Fork, NRA (NPS), TN
  173. Denny Cove, TN
  174. The Boulders on Old Wauhatchie Pike, TN
  175. Foster Falls, TN
  176. Ijams Crag, TN
  177. Cumberland Trail State Park, TN
  178. South Cumberland State Park, TN
  179. Rocky Fork State Park, TN
  180. Barton Creek Greenbelt, TX
  181. Bull Creek District Park, TX
  182. Continental Ranch, TX
  183. Hueco Tanks, TX
  184. Enchanted Rock, TX
  185. Miller Springs, TX
  186. Reimers Ranch, TX
  187. Moe's Valley, UT
  188. Ruth Lake, UT
  189. Indian Creek, UT
  190. Logan Canyon, UT
  191. American Fork, UT
  192. Zion National Park, UT
  193. Joe's Valley, UT
  194. Mill Creek, UT
  195. Maple Canyon, UT
  196. Gate Buttress, Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT
  197. Alpenblock, Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT
  198. Grayson Highlands State Park, VA
  199. Breaks Interstate Park, VA
  200. Hidden Valley, VA
  201. Smoke Hole Canyon, VA
  202. Guest River Gorge, VA
  203. The Maze, Flag Rock, VA
  204. Lone Rock Point, VT
  205. Bolton Valley, VT
  206. Smuggler's Notch, VT
  207. Three O'Clock Rock, WA
  208. Newhalem, WA
  209. Elwha, WA
  210. Equinox, WA
  211. Enchantments, WA
  212. Morning Star NRCA, WA
  213. Gold Bar Boulders, WA
  214. Index Town Walls, WA
  215. Exit 38 Farside, WA
  216. Tieton, WA
  217. Beacon Rock State Park, WA
  218. Larrabee State Park, WA
  219. Mazama, WA
  220. Washington Pass, WA
  221. Mt Baker Snoqualmie National Forest, WA
  222. Alphabet Rock, Leavenworth, WA
  223. Vantage, WA
  224. Mt. Index, WA
  225. Darrington, WA
  226. Mt. Erie, WA
  227. Icicle Canyon, Leavenworth, WA
  228. Mt. St. Helens, WA
  229. Little Si, WA
  230. Devils Lake, WI
  231. Bubba City, WV
  232. New River Gorge NP, WV
  233. Summersville Lake, WV
  234. Franklin Gorge, WV
  235. Fremont Canyon, WY
  236. Wild Iris, WY
  237. Tensleep, WY
  238. Devils Tower, WY
  239. Wind River Range, WY
  240. Vedauwoo, WY