Access Fund, in partnership with a host of climbing advocacy groups, is putting on 3 Climbing Stewardship Trainings this year. The first event is  May 17-21 in Yosemite National Park.  There will be presentations by the Yosemite Climbing Rangers, the Yosemite Climbing Stewards, and Leave No Trace. Ty Tyler, Stewardship Director of Access Fund, says “We… Read More


The National Park Service has released an updated draft of its wilderness management policies. The update covers provisions specific to climbing fixed anchors. Iconic climbing areas in the U.S., including Yosemite and wilderness climbing areas in Joshua Tree, would be governed by this new policy. The Access Fund is soliciting the input of the climbing… Read More


Come celebrate Joshua Tree National Park’s 75th Anniversary with Huell Howser and meet the new Super as well! http://www.jtnp75.org/ (link to invite page) And… check out this little bio on NEW JTNP Superintendent Mark Butler… he’s climbed in Joshua Tree even, and hails from Yosemite National Park, which enjoys a strong climbing culture.   Read more by… Read More


Our third event of the season already in JTree brings ‘VERTICAL FRONTIERS’, an inspiring sweep through the who and where and what and when of climbing’s pioneers in North America, by filmmaker Kristie Denton Cohen. Join us for the film screening as well as raffle prizes, fresh popcorn and fresh updates on issues in the… Read More