Current Campaigns

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Tomas Donoso | Dayton, TN
  • Save The Thumb & Needle

    Access Fund is mobilizing to protect this popular climbing area with a committment to raise $67,500. The first $15,006 will be matched by local leaders Tom and Kathy Hornbein, Tommy and Becca Caldwell, Colorado Mountain School, the Murdock family, Chris and Kristin Winter, and a generous anonymous donor! Sitting high above the Learn More

  • Defend Democracy, Defend the Outdoors

    A healthy democracy is necessary for the protection of our cherished outdoor landscapes. It gives all Americans—including you—a voice in the care and protection of our environment, and it's where Access Fund does the work of protecting climbing areas. Every four years we have an opportunity to defend our unique democracy and the outdoors with our votes. Are you ready? Learn More

  • ACT NOW: President Tweets Support for LWCF After Years of Advocacy From Outdoor Community

    Yesterday, President Trump tweeted his support to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and called on Congress to send him a bill to sign. Now we need climbers' help to secure a bipartisan victory for this critical conservation program. Tommy Caldwell wants YOU to take Learn More

  • ACT NOW: Bitterroot National Forest Bans New Bolts

    FEB. 28, 2020—BREAKING: Thanks in large part to an overwhelming response from the climbing community, Bitterroot National Forest has revised their prior order. The new Order provides allowances for safety and bolt replacement but there are still significant problems with the policy. We'll update the community more after we Learn More

  • BREAKING: CORE Act Passes House - Tell the Senate to Vote Yea

    The Colorado Outdoor Recreation (CORE) Act passed the House of Representatives today! We are now one step closer to establishing protections for some of Colorado’s most iconic landscapes. A huge thanks to all of the climbers who rallied on this action alert. But we’re not done yet.  Learn More

  • Restore Rumney

    Rumney Rocks in central New Hampshire is home to an amazing concentration of world-class climbing that spans 38 cliffs. Rumney has become an increasingly popular destination for climbers from the Northeast and across the country. This expanding use has led to soil erosion due to deteriorating or non-existent infrastructure, and a Learn More

  • Tell Congress: Put Public Process Back into Oil & Gas Leasing

    We need your help. Aggressive new oil and gas leasing policies have put climbing and other recreation areas in the crosshairs.  Learn More

  • Save The Homestead!

    With a narrow window of opportunity, the Access Fund secured temporary ownership of the access point to The Homestead to save this incredible area from indefinite closure under new ownership. Learn More

  • Our Public Lands are Under Attack

    Right now, we are up against one of the greatest threats to climbing access we have ever faced, and we need your help. Nearly 60% of our climbing areas are located on federally managed public lands, and a growing movement of law and policy makers at the federal and state Learn More