The Access Fund's Seventh Annual Adopt-a-Crag Celebration

Presented by REI, GORE-TEX® products, and Clif Bar, The Access Fund is proud to announce that the seventh annual Adopt-a-Crag season is in full swing with 43 events across the country scheduled for this month alone!

Presented by REI, GORE-TEX® products, and Clif Bar, The Access Fund is proud to announce that the seventh annual Adopt-a-Crag season is in full swing! Marked by the September Adopt-a-Crag Celebration month, Adopt-a-Crag has evolved into a year-round program. More than 43 events across the country are scheduled for this month alone with more being registered every day.

Adopt-a-Crag is the Access Fund's signature stewardship event, a national commitment by the climbing community to natural resource stewardship and volunteerism, bringing climbers together to celebrate their crag and community. It is the largest overall volunteer effort by the climbing community year after year.

Title Sponsor Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Presenting Sponsor GORE-TEX Products, and Contributing Sponsor Clif Bar are the Access Fund's partners in presenting this event and Adopt-a-Crag would not be possible without their continuous support.

Feedback from successfully completed events has been rolling in with claims of "the most energized and productive event to date", boasting of record volunteer turnouts, and remarks highlighting the positive impact Adopt-a-Crag has left on the crag, community and with land managers. Significant Adopt-a-Crags still to come this month include the Rumney Clean-up, The Gathering in Muir Valley Kentucky, Rifle Clean-up, and the Yosemite Facelift, our biggest event.

See a need at your crag? Want a good excuse to bring the community together? It's not to late to organize and register an event at or contact Kristo Torgersen,, 303-545-6772 x105

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Since 1991, the Access Fund ( has been the only national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents over 1.6 million climbers nationwide in ALL forms of climbing: Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, and Bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local levels: public policy, stewardship & conservation (including grants), grassroots activism, climber education, and land acquisition.



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