Replace Aging Bolts

Climbers largely breath a sigh of relief after clipping a bolt on a route. Bolts mean safety, we tell ourselves. Bolts give us the courage to keep pushing higher. But bolts can—and do—fail.

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© Sean Muldoon | Twin Falls, ID

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Our Approach

As the huge number of bolts placed during the climbing revolution of the 80s and 90s reach their 20th or 30th birthdays, the stories of bolt failure are sure to increase. At Access Fund, we are on a mission to help locals replace aging bolts.

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Our Impact

$30k Granted to Replace Bolts
Over 200 People Trained
96 Removal Tools Distributed

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