Salt Lake City, UT, December 3, 2019 – Access Fund, dedicated to keeping climbing areas open and conserving the climbing environment, is pleased to announce that Black Diamond Equipment will match dollar-for-dollar any donation made to the cause before December 15.

“Irreplaceable climbing areas are under scrutiny by private interest,” said Access Fund executive director, Chris Winter. “We’ve made significant progress on Capitol Hill this year, gaining protection for Wilderness climbing areas, but there is still more work to be done. We’re at a crux right now, and with Black Diamond matching every dollar, donations made to Access Fund can have twice the impact.”

Black Diamond has agreed to match donations to Access Fund up to $80,000. Access Fund has a minimum donation of $35, and beyond monetary giving, there are other ways to help: become a member, spread awareness, share your thoughts, share Access Fund’s social posts, and stay informed!

“Black Diamond stands with the climbing community to protect our crags and public lands,” said Black Diamond VP of global marketing, Jan-Willem Driessen. “We are proud to partner up with the Access Fund to build awareness of the importance of preserving these areas and growing support for these efforts through our channels.”

Help us increase awareness of protecting public lands today by sharing the Access Fund’s social posts — or tap into this digital toolkit for additional resources — and don’t forget to donate today and double your contribution to protecting America’s public climbing areas.

About Black Diamond Equipment: Black Diamond Equipment is a manufacturer of equipment and clothing for climbing, skiing and mountain sports. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain/canyon environment, Black Diamond Equipment has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond Equipment, visit

About Access Fund: Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that keeps climbing areas open and conserves the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, Access Fund supports and represents millions of climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, and bouldering. Six core programs support the mission on national and local levels: climbing policy and advocacy, stewardship and conservation, local support and mobilization, land acquisition and protection, risk management and landowner support, and education. For more information, visit

John Dicuollo
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