We are a community of climbing advocates who love our climbing landscapes and the experiences they offer—and we are willing and committed to fight for them. Not just for access, but for the integrity of these amazing places. We focus on six core programs to support our mission on national and local levels. 1) climbing policy and advocacy. 2) stewardship and conservation. 3) local support and mobilization. 4) land acquisition and protection. 5) risk management and landowner support 5) and education. Access Fund is a certified land trust, and advocates for climbers at the local and national levels and maintains active Memorandums of Understanding with the National Park Service, US Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management.
The rerouted co-op was founded by a climber, so the Access Fund’s project resonates with us strongly. We have seen first hand what can happen to our climbing areas if we are not acting as stewards and conservationists. The Access Fund's mission to advocate and protect climbing areas around this country is fundamental to the progress of sustainability. Climbing is certainly the quickest growing and most easily accessible adventure sport. The increase in participation demands that we educate and inform people from the beginning. We see the necessity of the Access Fund’s mission and hope to inspire other outdoor wilderness adventure groups to follow in their footsteps as leaders in environmental protection change.
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