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This is the time for us to come together.
Join us for the largest national gathering of climbing and conservation advocates. Access Fund's Annual Summit Celebration is our most important fundraising event of the year-while we cannot gather in person, we are excited to bring the community together across the country!
Thanks to you, Access Fund has continued to thrive and succeed on the sharp end. We have rallied our community to fight for public lands, and we are seeing victories. Our conservation teams are hard at work restoring climbing areas around the country. We're flexing our muscle and buying threatened climbing areas.
And we need your continued support to stay on route.
By participating in this year's online auction, you are supporting our important work together. Check out the information below to learn more. Don't forget about our main, live-streamed party on October 7!
ONLINE AUCTION BASICS
Auction Opens: Thursday, October 1 at 8 a.m. Mountain Time
Auction Closes: Wednesday, October 7 at 6:15 p.m. Mountain Time
Registration: You must be registered and have a credit card on file to bid.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I register and how does bidding work?
GiveSmart offers a slick user experience. Click here to watch an all-encompassing instructional video. To start, click the "REGISTER NOW: button.
Do I have to attend the live event on October 7 to participate in the online auction?
No! The online auction is available to anyone interested in browsing and bidding. However, we would love for you to attend the main event for one heck of a party. Click here to learn more.
Why is it important to take part in this event? How does it benefit Access Fund's work?
Access Fund has continued to thrive and succeed in our mission to protect America's climbing-all while we confront a pandemic and racial upheaval in a critical election year. In August, thanks to sustained advocacy from the climbing community, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) canceled plans to auction more than 85,000 acres of recreation-rich land around Moab, Utah, for oil and gas leasing. As disturbing reports from our Conservation Teams and local advocates have ramped up regarding overcrowding, trash piling up, newly eroded trails, crushed plant life, and more human waste at our crags, we doubled down on our efforts to steward climbing areas that are struggling under the rapid growth of our sport. And we've continued to purchase climbing areas, like Alphabet Rock in Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth, Washington. By joining us in this celebration, you help us drive the momentum to get things done.