COME TOGETHER FOR ACCESS
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!