Access Fund Turns 30

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Kennan Harvey

Access Fund’s 30th Birthday Events
May 9-13, 2022 | Denver, CO

We’re celebrating three decades of protecting America’s climbing the only way we know how: climbing, community, and a killer party! Join us for a wonderful weekend that celebrates the climbing community’s accomplishments and charts a bright future for the next 30 years—and beyond.

You don’t turn 30 every day, so we’ve been planning our biggest and best advocacy and fundraising events of the year. We have three exciting ways for you to get involved, two of which are gatherings that will bring the climbing conservation community together in beautiful Denver, Colorado, on May 12-13, 2022.

Monday, May 9-Friday, May 13: 30th Birthday Online Auction (Virtual, open to the public)
Bid on a wide range of gear, goods, and experiences. All revenue goes directly toward Access Fund’s work to protect America’s climbing. Now open!

Thursday, May 12: 30th Birthday Gym Bash (In-person, Denver)
A free, family-friendly gathering at Movement Baker in Denver. Climbing, food trucks, gear demos, birthday cake, and more. Let us know you are coming by RSVP'ing here.

Friday, May 13: 30th Birthday Celebration Dinner (In-person, Denver)

Our most important fundraising event of the year—dinner, music, and fun with professional climbers Meagan Martin and Tommy Caldwell.

Learn more about these events below. Questions? Please email us at [email protected].


Now open! Our auction is open to the public. Bid on a wide range of gear, goods, and experiences from across the country. All revenue goes directly toward Access Fund’s work to protect America’s climbing! Learn more below.

  • Auction Dates: Monday, May 9-Friday, May 13
  • Auction Close: Friday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. Mountain Time
  • Location: Online
  • Who Can Participate: There is something for everyone! We encourage any lover of the outdoors to bid.
  • How to Participate: Register here!

Banner photo by Andrew Burr.


Let’s get the party started! Gathering at Movement Baker with special guests Meagan Martin and Tommy Caldwell, we’ll bring our Colorado members and visitors together for a family-friendly celebration. Silent disco, gear demos, Bowls By Ko food truck, birthday cake, and more will kick off the fun.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022
Time: 4-10 p.m.
Location: Movement Baker Climbing Gym, Denver, CO
Price: FREE with a $10 donation to Access Fund at the front desk.
Event Schedule: To be announced soon!



    More than 200 climbing advocates will come together on the Denver Athletic Club’s rooftop deck for a very special evening celebrating our community. Guests will enjoy a delectable dinner and raise a glass to our collective achievements, hear from Tommy Caldwell and Meagan Martin, bid on unique silent auctions, jam to live music by Leftover Salmon, and—most importantly—fuel the ongoing effort to lead and inspire the climbing community.

    Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
    Time: 5-10 p.m.
    Location: The Denver Athletic Club, Rooftop Sundeck, Denver, CO

    • Early Bird Ticket Price: $175 per person (through April 15)
    • Early Bird Table Price: $1,750 per 10-person table (through April 15)
    • Standard Ticket Price: $250 per person (after April 15)
    • Standard Table Price: $2,500 per 10-person table (after April 15)

    Special Appearances: The celebration will feature speakers Tommy Caldwell and Meagan Martin, plus live music from the polyethnic Cajun slamgrass group Leftover Salmon.

    Event Schedule:

    • 5 p.m. - Check-in and happy hour
    • 7 p.m. - Dinner and program begin
    • 8 p.m. - Live music and dancing

    Attire: "Green tie"—come in your favorite green attire or accessories to celebrate Access Fund.

    Banner photos by Truc Allen Media, Haeda Photography, Brian Poon Photography, and Vultaggio Studios.


    Interested in supporting this event through auction donations or cash sponsorship? Check out our sponsorship opportunities or contact us at [email protected] Photo by Truc Allen Media.
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