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How The Access Fund Makes Climbing Safer

Author: The Access Fund

April 09, 2013

When you rappel off a safely bolted anchor or clip a solid 3/8” bolt on a route in a wilderness area, it didn’t just grow there on its own. The Access Fund works with local and regional land managers — who make the rules whether bolting is allowed or not — as well as policymakers in Washington, D.C., to ensure public lands retain safe policies for climbers.

For more information or to join, check out The Access Fund.

The Access Fund

​The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment.

Founded in 1991, the Access Fund supports and represents over 2.3 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock, ice, mountaineering, and bouldering. Outdoor Research has been a proud supporter of the Access Fund since 1999.