Access Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for the climbing community in the pursuit of sustainable access and conservation of the climbing environment. Climbing, as a sport, offers climbers a range of experiences, from pure joy and limitless challenge to wild freedom and a like-minded community. However, the places where climbers find these experiences need protection, and Access Fund strives to inspire climbers to care for these special places while ensuring that every climber has the opportunity to enjoy them.
Founded in 1991, Access Fund initially fought for legal and physical access to climbing sites. Over the years, the organization has won significant victories in this battle. However, with the sport’s explosive growth, new challenges have emerged, and land managers now question whether climbers can access these sites sustainably without causing destruction. Access Fund has a 30-year history of advocacy victories, making it uniquely placed to face the new challenges head-on, fight for sustainable access, and protect and conserve the land. By building a nationwide community of inspired advocates, Access Fund is ensuring a sustainable future for climbing.
To meet the exponential growth in climbing, Access Fund is scaling up its efforts to keep pace. By becoming a member of the largest and fastest-growing community of advocates, individuals can contribute to the fight to protect America’s climbing.
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