Image courtesy of the Access Fund
Climbers rejoice! Depending on what part of the country you climb in, your favorite slabs, crags and cliffs may soon be benefiting from a facelift, due to a grant from the Access Fund.
Initiated last year, the Access Funds’ Anchor Replacement Fund wants to keep you on safely on belay, longer by swapping out battered climbing bolts and anchors; some of which were placed more than thirty years ago. For the second year in a row, the Anchor Replacement Funs has rewarded $10,000 to be spread out, for this year, over fifteen different climbing hot spots.
Find the complete list of climbing areas benefitting from this grant here.
For any avid climbers who are not familiar with the Access Fund, I would recommend getting involved with them as they exist to keep you out on the rocks. Since 1991, they have acted as advocates of climbing throughout the United States in channels that we may not necessarily have a voice in. Through education, lobbying, supporting local landowners, and voluntary conservation efforts, Access Fund has fought to keep our climbing areas open, maintained, and ultimately safe. This Anchor Replacement grant is just one example of how they can positively impact the climbing community and shows that our dedication to their cause is not in vein.