Access Fund Membership

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Louis Arevalo | Tensleep, WY

Today, 1 in 5 climbing areas in the United States is threatened by an access issue—whether it's private land lost to development, public land managers over-regulating climbing, or climber impacts degrading the environment, the list of threats is long and constantly evolving.

Over 20,000 climbers have committed to protecting the places they love by joining Access Fund.

Are you ready to join the climbing advocacy movement?

What does it mean to be an Access Fund member? It means you pay an easy $35 a year to support climbing advocacy, funding Access Fund’s critical work to:

  • Keep climbing areas open to the public
  • Buy threatened climbing areas and put them in climber-friendly hands
  • Replace aging and unsafe bolts
  • Improve our climbing areas with better trails, toilet facilities, and less graffiti and litter
  • Work with lawmakers and policy makers to ensure climber friendly regulations

At Access Fund, we are on a mission to protect climbing access and the integrity of America’s outdoor climbing areas. We buy threatened climbing areas, protect climbing on public lands, replace bad bolts, empower local climbing advocates, build sustainable climbing areas, and educate climbers on outdoor ethics.

Defend Public Lands

You have a rare opportunity, right now, to double your contribution to defend public lands. Black Diamond has come forward to match all donations to defend public lands. They will match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $80,000–doubling your contribution to the fight.
Join the Fight