Adopt-a-Crag Challenge 2005- Nearly half way there

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Adopt-a-Crag Challenge 2005- Nearly half way there

Boulder, CO, August 5, 2005- From Alaska to Georgia, Maine to California, Adopt-a-Crag is sweeping the country on course to be the biggest ever. To date there are over 60 registered Adopt-a-Crags across the country- Nearly half way to the goal of 125. As with all visions for success, we can’t do it alone. The entire climbing community must join in this effort.

Adopt-a- Crag is a national initiative devoted to natural resource stewardship and volunteerism. You can clean your local crag or fix a trail- it’s up to you. It’s up to all of us to give back to the places we climb.

How can you do your part? Easy, grab a friend and plan a clean-up at your favorite crag. Be it your posse of 10 or the entire town, you can organize an Adopt-a-Crag and conserve the places that continually give all of us so much. To download an Adopt-a-Crag manual, visit the Access Fund at: accessfund.org/adopt

Click here to see a list of currently scheduled Adopt-a-Crags

Since 1990, the Access Fund has been the only national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. The Access Fund supports and represents over 1.6 million climbers nationwide in ALL forms of climbing; Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, and Bouldering. Five core programs support the mission on national and local levels: public policy, stewardship & conservation (including grants), grassroots activism, climber education, and land acquisition. For more information visit www.accessfund.org or www.boulderproject.org.

Robb Shurr, Access Fund 303-545-6772 x100robb@accessfund.org