‘Access Fund’ Donations Doubled This Month

If you want to support the rock climbers’ advocacy group Access Fund, now’s the time. Your money will go twice as far.

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Mountain Project, an online rock climbing community and resource, will support the Access Fund by matching all new and renewing memberships, as well as donations, up to a total of $50,000 from June 15-30th.

The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps U.S. climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment.

Double your impact to protect America’s climbing at accessfund.org/support.

“The Access Fund has about 12,000 members,” adds Wilder. “Last month alone, Mountain Project had 340,000 unique users. A lot of Mountain Project users contribute enormously to climbing, but it’s safe to say that a vast majority of dedicated climbers could do more to help protect climbing access. Mountain Project hopes to close this gap—at least a little—by putting our money where our mouth is.”

Access fund memberships start at $35 per year and the money is used to work with private land owners to secure access to climbing areas across the United States.

“Right now we’re actively pursuing several potential climbing area acquisitions and expanding our policy shop to better support local issues,” says Access Fund executive director Brady Robinson. “If the community rallies around this generous offer from Mountain Project, it could help these efforts immensely.”

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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