The Access Fund's fifth annual Adopt-a-Crag surpassed its goal of 89 events around the country. “If we were to climb Yosemite's Half Dome, Northwest Face (23 pitches), The Nose (31 pitches), and Salathe Wall (35 pitches), we would complete 89 pitches of climbing. We topped out on Half Dome in late-June, flew up the Nose by late-July, and reached the Salathe Wall summit on September 10th,” teh organization said in a release…
Adopt-a-Crag is the Access Fund's signature event, a national commitment by the climbing community to natural resource stewardship and volunteerism. Title Sponsor Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Presenting Sponsor W.L. Gore, and Supporting Sponsor Clif Bar are the Access Fund's partners in presenting this event.
Adopt-a-Crag events span from late August to mid-November and from Maine to California, from Alaska to Georgia. Adopt-a-Crag organizers and volunteers have cast the net of climber goodwill and stewardship over the entire country! Through all of their efforts, we are connecting climbers to each other and building relationships with land managers and owners.
Adopt-a-Crag began in 2000 as part of the Access Fund's 10th anniversary celebration. Since its inception, Adopt-a-Crag has drawn together thousands of volunteers for over 200 events. Through Adopt-a-Crag events, climbers have built and restored hundreds of miles of trails, hauled thousands of bags of trash, and completed multiple conservation initiatives.