After decades of work, the Access Fund received notice yesterday from National Park Service (NPS) that the agency has issued final national policy authorizing fixed anchors in wilderness.
Over the weekend of March 23 – 24, climbing advocates from all over the Southeast turned out to the Access Fund Southeast Regional Summit to discuss recent successes, challenges, and the future of Southeastern climbing.
The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $23,500 in this first round of the 2013 Climbing Preservation Grants Program to support six worthy projects.
Last week the legislative effort to re-open Oahu’s state lands to climbing hit a roadblock. Our two remaining bills (SB 1168 & SB 1007) died when the House Judicial Committee refused to schedule a hearing.
To protect this raptor and the Yosemite climbing experience, the Park Service asks climbers to cooperate and support some route closures during nesting season when peregrines are most sensitive to human disturbance. Closures begin March 1, 2013 and remain in effect until July 15, 2013, or until the chicks have fledged and left the area..
Rib Mountain Sate Park just southwest of Wausau, Wisconsin hosts incredibly hard quartzite rock formations forged some 1.5 to 2 billion years ago. The area offers great bouldering, and climbers have visited Rib Mountain for close to twenty years.However in 2003, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) prohibited rock climbing in the abandoned quarry area.
Each year the Access Fund recognizes individuals, organizations, and businesses that go above and beyond to volunteer their time and efforts to protecting America’s climbing. These recipients stand out in their commitment to the American climbing community, and the Access Fund is honored to present this year's awards to a worthy group of volunteers and activists.