Access Fund

Photo:  Abbey Smith
Photo: Abbey Smith

Boulder, CO

Contact Name Joe Sambataro
Contact Email

The Access Fund is the only national organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, the Access Fund supports and represents over 2.3 million climbers in all forms of climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering. The organization has spent millions of dollars on land acquisitions, local conservation projects, support for grassroots activism, climber education, and representation in the public policy arena. AF has more than 10,000 members and affiliates and enjoys the support of the climbing industry. The group works with hundreds of corporate and community partners, 70 affiliated local climbing organizations, and 30 regional coordinators to advocate on behalf of climbers in the U.S.