Climbing Video: Erik Weihenmayer Climbs The Naked Edge

by Tom Markiewicz on December 20, 2009

Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer, climbs Eldorado Canyon’s The Naked Edge to benefit the Access Fund in this incredibly inspiring video. (via Colorado MoJo, Prana)

Access Fund Updates Site Adding RSS Feeds

by Tom Markiewicz on May 3, 2009

I’m not sure exactly how recently the Access Fund updated their web site, but they now have an RSS feed for their news. This will hopefully help the spread of news, access issues, and events.

Gunks Cliff Closure

by Tom Markiewicz on April 8, 2009

News on the Gunks from SuperTopo: In Gardiner, New York, five pieces of land abutting the Mohonk Preserve are now closed. Accordingly, roughly 1700 feet of the Millbrook Ridge Trail has been rerouted off private land. Also, approximately 900 feet of cliff face in the Bayards and the Near Trapps is closed, including today‚??s closure […]

On the theme of climbing access, please take some time to view the documentary Heart of Stone, a film from Andrew Kornylak and Josh Fowler. This is a fantastic, must-watch climbing video. I spent a lot of time climbing and bouldering in the Southeast and this film really hits home emphasizing the access issues as […]

Time to Join or Renew Your Access Fund Membership

by Tom Markiewicz on December 22, 2008

My postal mail has backed up quite a bit over the past couple weeks and I just started sorting out some of the non-bills. I saw an Access Fund letter and immediately opened it – time to renew. I should have remembered this sooner, especially since Climbing Narc posted about the Access Fund recently. Luckily, […]

Fund Raising Match for Flatirons Climbing Projects

by Tom Markiewicz on December 17, 2008

If you climb in the Colorado Front Range, please read the following announcement posted recently on Mountain Project: The Flatirons Climbing Council (FCC) has received a generous matching-funds offer to encourage donations. The donor has agreed to match up to $1,000 in donations received by Dec 31. The FCC uses donations to purchase materials and […]

Deep water soloing banned at Summersville Lake

by Tom Markiewicz on May 31, 2007

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (who built many of the man made lakes in this country) has banned cliff jumping and diving on all of its managed recreation property in the Huntington District in West Virginia. This area includes the popular Summersville Lake climbing area. Apparently, at least one climber called the office listed […]

New River Gorge Beauty Mountain Boulders Cleanup

by Tom Markiewicz on February 5, 2007

The New River Alliance of Climbers is holding a cleanup event for the bouldering area at Beauty Mountain in the New River Gorge, West Virginia. The effort is this Saturday and Sunday, February 10 and 11. Interested climbers can meet at the National Park Service’s Burnwood facility at 9am. UPDATE: Due to the weather, the […]

Nelson Rocks to reopen next year?

by Tom Markiewicz on September 5, 2006

I’ve been hearing rumors that Nelson Rocks in West Virginia has resolved its liability concerns and will reopen next year. This is completely hearsay, but does anyone have any further details? I really used to love climbing at Nelson when I lived in the DC area as it was a great alternative to the crowds […]

Great Falls Fundraiser

by Tom Markiewicz on May 24, 2006

The Friends of Great Falls is holding a fundraiser (PDF flyer) tomorrow in Washington DC. May 25 ‚?? Great Falls Fundraiser Please consider joining us on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8pm for a Happy Hour Fundraiser to help Friends of Great Falls save climbing at Great Falls. All proceeds from this event will be used […]

15 years of access

by Tom Markiewicz on January 26, 2006

The Access Fund is planning a celebration for April 29th in Las Vegas. Details have not yet been announced. Come celebrate 15 years of Access with the Access Fund in Las Vegas, NV. Saturday, April 29th Climbing at Red Rocks by day and dinner and slideshow with Corey Rich by night. Event details to follow […]

Castle Rock, Tennessee now open for climbing

by Tom Markiewicz on January 15, 2006

The Access Fund reports that Castle Rock, Tennessee is now open for climbing. Located near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Castle Rock has both sport and trad routes. Full info can be found here.