Giving climbers a seat at the table to decide how public lands are protected and used
Since 1991, the Access Fund has protected public lands, restored climbing areas impacted by use, bought threatened land, and educated climbers and land managers alike about responsible stewardship and risk mitigation. In the last year alone, the Access Fund helped preserve access to over 225 climbing areas and made over 23,000 feet of access trail sustainable.
“The core mission is keeping climbing areas open, on both public and private lands,” says Executive Director Chris Winter. “The growth of the sport means areas are facing threats in terms of sustainability and conservation. When climbers get engaged—even in little ways, like writing letters or going to Adopt-a-Crag events—they take ownership.”
The Access Funds core programs are supported by a five-prong approach:
Read about the Access Fund on Climbing.com.