Anchor Replacement Grant Fund is Open for Applications

Access Fund and American Alpine Club invite local climbing and anchor replacement organizations to submit applications for funding to the Anchor Replacement Fund (ARF) grant program.

This grant program funds and supports anchor replacement initiatives all across the country. Grant applications are reviewed by a team of experts from the Access Fund, American Alpine Club, and the anchor replacement community. Grant applicants are expected to demonstrate both need and support from the local community.

Completed applications must be submitted to [email protected] by September 15, 2017. All applications will be reviewed by the ARF grant committee, with recipients notified of their award by early October.

We launched this program to address the growing concerns of anchor failure and the access issues that could result from these incidents. Across the United States, bolts installed in the 80s and 90s are aging, and there is an immediate need to address inadequate fixed anchors and increase support for local and national partners leading these efforts.

Since 2015, Access Fund and the American Alpine Club have awarded $20,000 in grant funds to help organizations across the US undertake anchor replacement work at their climbing areas. This fund is made possible by the generous support of Climb Tech, Petzl, and Trango.

For more information on ARF guidelines and to download an application, visit www.accessfund.org/grants.