Members of both Access Fund and the American Alpine Club are in Washington, D.C. this week, meeting with legislators to advocate for the passing of the Protect America’s Rock Climbing Act (PARC Act).
If passed, the legislation would safeguard climbing in areas including Joshua Tree National Park, the Diamond on Long’s Peak, and El Capitan. Currently the National Park Service is proposing to prohibit fixed anchors in Wilderness areas like these.
Please visit accessfund.org/parc to learn more. Access Fund has launched an action alert asking climbers across the country to send a letter to their U.S. Representatives urging them to support the PARC Act. Should the legislation not pass, there are serious implications to climbing in Wilderness areas, and potentially on state and local lands as well.