Access Fund is coming to your neighborhood! Join us and Gunks Climbers' Coalition at Rock and Snow after your day in the Gunks for an intimate discussion with Access Fund’s Development Director, Michael Allen, and Northeast Regional Director, Mike Morin. Bring your own camping chair or blanket to enjoy a casual evening in the store.
THE WHAT: We will be sharing insights on current Northeast projects, regional access issues, policy pursuits, and how all of this is impacting you, the Northeast climbing community.
THE WHY: At Access Fund, we are larger than we ever been, and we continue to work harder than ever to ensure climbing access is never compromised. This is your chance to meet your Access Fund representatives, discuss climbing area successes and challenges, and learn how you can join the larger conservation movement.
If you cannot join us for this event, find us at one of our other regional stops: Thursday, June 21: Regional Tour: The Cliffs at LIC Friday, June 22: Regional Tour: Patagonia Meatpacking Friday, June 22: Regional Tour: Brooklyn Boulders
just in the immediate region: All of New Jersey, including some things that have been climbed, for decades, 5 or more decades ago, on the Palisades overlooking the Hudson river that & property held as a private by the PICP/ Castro family;
I would love to waste some more time I can list at least 5 more zones, but having an often self serving organization lobby against private property rights , instead of aggressively gaining access to closed to climbing, but publicly held lands, has always seemed like a glaring contradiction, bordering on hypocrisy
Rob Blakemore: yes of course. There is a long and proud history of stealth climbing . A practice that involved drop offs and coordinated pick ups, before cell phones it took some special planning. It can get "involved", night, or just before dawn climbing, pre hanging the retreat line(s) and other nifty tricks. I would not advise trying it in this day and age without a lawyer on retainer. . .YMMV