Some of our prized climbing areas are littered with micro trash, social trails, excessive chalk, human waste, and are increasingly eroded and trampled. Overcrowding and excessive noise are impacting user experiences—but these are all impacts that we can control.

Landowners and managers are more cognizant than ever of the impacts of climbing—putting access at risk. If we don’t step up as a community and address these growing ecological and social impacts, then the story of our climbing future may be left for others to write and regulate.

The Access Fund is here to help you understand the sensitivities of each unique climbing environment, and give you the knowledge and tools to help you reduce your impact.

Credit Photo Courtesy of:
Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR

Part of what it means to be a skilled climber is to be a responsible user of the outdoor climbing environment.

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