Access Fund Partners with Brooklyn Boulders for Climbing Access

Date: 10/26/2012

The Access Fund is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) climbing gym in a joint-membership venture geared towards providing outdoor stewardship opportunities and education to climbers in the Northeast.

In this first-of-its-kind partnership, Brooklyn Boulders encourages its members to join the Access Fund by splitting their membership cost 50/50. Brooklyn Boulders members will be able to purchase an Access Fund membership through the gym for $17.50, and BKB will then pay the other half.

“Brooklyn Boulders wants to be an industry leader in preserving our precious climbing resources, while exposing new people to the sport of climbing,” says BKB Head Instructor Rocco Bocchicchio. “This program is an effort by BKB to "pay it forward" for the impact the new climbers our facility creates will inevitably have on outdoor climbing resources, while encouraging all of the climbers in our facility to be proactive and positive stewards to the outdoors.”

Access Fund and BKB will kick off their partnership at a special gym event on Friday October 26, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00pm. The first 100 people to purchase an Access Fund membership will receive a limited edition AF x BKB t-shirt. Access Fund Southeast Regional Director & National Affiliate Director Zachary Lesch-Huie will be present for a town hall style Q&A session, and the gym will also offer a La Sportiva shoe demo and free climbing assessments by their professional instructors all night.

Kudos to BKB for being such a great partner in climbing access and conservation!