Mentor Responsible Climbers

We envision a world where climbers are stewards of the land, not just users.

Our Approach

Just loving our climbing areas is not enough. That’s why a large part of Access Fund’s mission is to help climbers understand the sensitivities of each unique climbing environment and provide the knowledge and tools to help them reduce their impacts. Access Fund encourages all climbers to learn and sign The Climber’s Pact, a commitment to our fellow climbers that we will make a few minor adjustments to our climbing practice that will protect our outdoor landscapes and the climbing experience we love.

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Climber Education Grants

Our Climbing Conservation Grant Program funds projects that help educate climbers on low-impact climbing strategies. This could include trailhead signage or other types of education campaigns.
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Commit to The Climber's Pact

Be considerate of other users

Park and camp in designated areas

Dispose of human waste properly

Stay on trails whenever possible

Place gear and pads on durable surfaces

Respect wildlife, sensitive plants, soils, and cultural resources

Clean up chalk and tick marks

Minimize group size and noise

Pack out all trash, crash pads, and gear

Learn the local ethics for the places you climb

Respect regulations and closures

Use, install, and replace bolts and fixed anchors responsibly

Be an upstander, not a bystander

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Local Ethics

How to not piss off the locals. Learn More

Park

Park like a champ to preserve access. >>Learn More

Poop

Everyone does it. Learn how to do it right. >>Learn More

Access

This isn't the Wild West. Respect rules and closures. Learn More

Gear

Don't be a junk show. Keep it tight. Learn More

Bolts

What every climber needs to know about fixed anchors. Learn More

Be Nice

Don't be a jerk. You represent climbers. Learn More


Groups

Rolling six deep? Keep a low profile. Learn More

Camp

The best campsites are found, not made. >>Learn More

Trails

Don't go rogue—trails are there for a reason. >>Learn More

Culture

Respect and not disturb the treasures of our history. Learn More

Chalk

Don't leave behind evidence of your ascent. Brush it off. Learn More

Pack. It. Out.

That includes micro trash and fruit peels. Learn More

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