Climbing Area Stewardship

Chances are, you’re intimately aware of how the growing popularity of climbing has impacted your local climbing areas. More climbers bring more footsteps, more plant degradation, more soil compaction, more human waste, and parking issues to the delicate environments we climb in.

As leaders in the climbing community, it is our job to work alongside land managers to mitigate these impacts and invest in the sustainable management of our climbing areas before the impacts become so dire that access is threatened or our landscapes are irrevocably damaged.

The resources below are there to help empower you to step forward and steward your climbing areas. For additional support, please reach out—we are always eager to help. Call 303-545-6772 or email [email protected].

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6 Tips to Get Kids Involved in Your Stewardship Projects

There are definitely some challenges (both real and perceived) to engaging kids in stewardship work. But the value of getting young people involved in caring for outdoor places far outweighs the challenges. Here are 6 tips for getting more kids involved in your local stewardship efforts.

8 Tips to Remove Graffiti at the Crag

Ready to fight back against graffiti? Here are eight tips to help you successfully tackle graffiti at your crag.

Initiate a Conservation Team Visit

Need stewardship help at your local climbing area? Learn how to connect with the Conservation Team.

Adopt a Crag Marketing

Access Fund offers a suite of branded Adopt a Crag materials to help you promote your event.

Climbing Conservation Grant Program

A grant from the Climbing Conservation Grant Program can kick start acquisition, stewardship, policy, research, local support, and education projects.

Graffiti Removal

Learn best practices for graffiti removal at your climbing area.

Organizing an Adopt a Crag

The basics for organizing an Adopt a Crag volunteer stewardship event.

Climbing On Your Land

Risk management and conservation support for private landowners.