Clean Your Crag!

The Access Fund presents the 10th annual Adopt-a-Crag event.
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The Access Fund presents the 10th annual Adopt-a-Crag event.

Who says climbers don't care? In a nationwide event sponsored by The Access Fund, a national advocacy group dedicated to conserving our climbing areas, climbers of all styles will come together to clean up their local crags.

Throughout the decade-long history of the event, Adopt-a-Crag get-togethers have inspired climbing communities across the country to engage in litter clean-ups, trail construction and restoration, erosion control, and invasive weed removal.

Access Fund's main goal in sponsoring all this philanthropic work is to let 'decision makers' know that climbers are passionate about their local climbing areas and are dedicated to community stewardship and conservation. By sending that message, the Access Fund hopes to stay in the good graces of landowners and land managers responsible for keeping climbing areas open.

One example: Climbers around the Salt Lake City area are getting together September 26th to clean up Ferguson Canyon. Activities for the day include removing spray paint from canyon walls, repairing trails, and building belay platforms to reduce erosion.

Does the idea of building good karma and amazing climbing areas pique your interest? You can sign up with Access Fund to adopt-a-crag near you: Here's a complete list of events and locations.

—Jordan Olmsted

Adopt-a-Crag (Access Fund)

2009 SLCA Adopt A Crag, Sept 26th (SLCA)