COME TO­GETHER FOR AC­CESS

Climbing - - BASECAMP - MISCHA TOURIN, VIA EMAIL

Thank you for high­light­ing the won­der­ful work done by the Thacher Climb­ing Coali­tion [ climb­ing.com/thacher] along with the suc­cesses the Ac­cess Fund has had with their grass­roots ini­tia­tives with Lo­cal Climb­ing Or­ga­ni­za­tions (LCOs). It is said that “All pol­i­tics are lo­cal,” and while the na­tional po­lit­i­cal cli­mate can look bleak for con­ser­va­tion­ists, there is so much we can do as climbers to pro­mote ac­cess and pro­tect our beloved ar­eas. I fear a dystopian fu­ture in which the climb­ing bub­ble con­tin­ues to grow and de­vel­op­ers start to see dol­lar signs on our crags. With lift tick­ets at our lo­cal ski moun­tain well over $100 a day now, I would hate to see this fu­ture for our sport. Con­nect with your re­gion’s LCO, sup­port the Ac­cess Fund, and do your part to keep climb­ing ar­eas in pub­lic hands!

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