At Outdoor Research, when we aren’t at work building killer apparel and gear, we’re usually found enjoying the wild places we love so much. And because we love them, we recognize how important it is to protect them and keep them accessible for generations to come.
We support numerous environmental and educational non-profits working for the preservation of and access to the outdoors. Among these, we’ve been a proud partner of the Access Fund since 1999, and we’re currently one of only five “Above the Clouds”-level – the highest level — donors to this excellent organization. Their mission is to “keep U.S. climbing areas open and conserve the climbing environment,” and they currently represent over 2.3 million climbers nationwide in all forms of climbing: rock, ice, mountaineering and bouldering.
Outdoor Research and the Access Fund recently teamed up to produce an ‘Open Access’ video series showcasing recent successes and access victories for climbing areas across the country. Watch the videos from North Carolina’s Rumbling Bald, California’s Jailhouse Rock and Nevada’s Red Rocks on our completely redesigned Verticulture blog.
And if you’re as passionate as we are about preserving the environment and access at your favorite crags, join the Access Fund, and become a part of the community that protects America’s climbing.
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