Access Fund bestows Black Diamond with its Sharp End award

Black Diamond has received the Access Fund's Sharp End Award for 2002.
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Black Diamond has received the Access Fund's Sharp End Award for 2002. The Sharp End Award is presented annually to outstanding individuals or organizations that demonstrate remarkable leadership and commitment to the cause of preserving climbing access and the climbing environment. "Black Diamond has been recognized by the Access Fund with a Sharp End Award for outstanding advocacy for climbers over the past decade and their commitment and dedication to keeping climbing areas open and preserving the climbing environment," states Heather Clark, director of development for the Access Fund. "The Access Fund is grateful for Black Diamond's contributions to our collective effort to preserve climbing opportunities for present and future generations, to protect the natural resources that climbers experience so uniquely, and to advance the culture and awareness of American climbing." The Access Fund Sharp End Award has been honoring individuals and organizations since the early 1990's. Other recipients this year include: Clif Bar, Kurt Smith, George Bracksieck, Greg Sievers, and Shannon Stuart-Smith.

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