This week the Access Fund issued its recommendations on climbing outdoors during the current pandemic. Instead of suggesting a one-size-fits-all approach, the non-profit advocates for climbers to keep areas open released this infographic to climbers in making their own decisions.
The Access Fund’s mission is to keep climbing areas open. One out of every five climbing venues is under threat of closure. Since 1991, the Access Fund has represented millions of climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering.
The Access Fund relegates 75 cents out of every dollar collected (the remaining going to administrative costs) to programs and initiatives that help protect America’s climbing. Their efforts revolve around six core elements that support its efforts in keeping climbing areas open:
- Climbing policy and advocacy
- Stewardship and conservation
- Local support and mobilization
- Land acquisition and protection
- Risk management and landowner support
If you would like to join or donate to aid these the Access Fund and their mission, please visit the Access Fund membership and donation page.