Stand Up for Public Lands

Access Fund Annual Event
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
Oakland, CA

Mark your calendars! Access Fund and Patagonia are bringing the climbing community together in the Bay Area on September 9th. This is a chance to connect with friends, celebrate our access and conservation successes, learn some new advocacy skills, and support the fight for America’s public lands. The systematic attack on America’s public lands, home to over 60% of our climbing areas, is one of the greatest threats to climbing access we have ever faced and we need your help.

While the climbing community is politically diverse, our shared passion for climbing must unite us. This is a non-partisan issue--every climber and U.S. citizen has a stake in our public lands. And we must work together to protect them.

Annual Dinner: A dinner to support the Access Fund’s public lands policy efforts with keynote address from world-renowned climber, photographer, and videographer Jimmy Chin. This can’t-miss event is the Access Fund’s largest party of the year, featuring beer and cocktails, presentation of the 2016 Sharp End Awards, along with live and silent auctions. Enjoy an incredible evening with fellow climbers and support the movement to protect America’s public lands and their irreplaceable climbing opportunities.

Climber Advocate Summit: Join Access Fund, Bay Area Climbers Coalition, and Patagonia for a full day of workshops, and panel discussions on protecting our climbing areas, strengthening local climbing organizations, and joining the greater conservation movement. Right now, we are up against one of the greatest threats to climbing access we have ever faced, and we need climbers like you to be prepared to take action. The draft agenda can be found here.
Need support getting your representative to the summit? Please submit a travel scholarship application.

Plan Your Trip:
We have partnered with two local hotels to offer discounted room rates for September 8th and September 9th. To reserve a room at the Oakland Marriott City Center for $125 a night please use this reservation link. To reserve a room at Courtyard Oakland Downtown for $179 a night please use this reservation link.

For out of state guests we recommend flying into Oakland International Airport and taking the BART to Oakland City Center Station. The Summit and Dinner are within walking distance of the station. For those who prefer to drive, there is a dedicated parking lot for the Dinner.

We would like to thank local host Bay Area Climbers Coalition, our dedicated Planning Committee, and our event sponsors:
Alex Stegall, Basil Newburn, Charlie Lieu, Dirk Tyler, Hans Florine, Hilary Harris, Jeff Buhl, Katherine Tsai, Lyn Barraza, Maricela Rosales, Norm Rasmussen, Ryan Gellert, and Tim Golden.


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Table Sponsors:
CRAGS: Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento
Film Fesitval Flix
The Buhl Family
The Sambataro Family
Touchstone Climbing

For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact us: 303.545.6772