American Alpine Club and Access Fund are excited to announce that applications for the Anchor Replacement Fund (ARF) grant program are now open to local climbing and anchor replacement organizations.
We launched the ARF with Access Fund to address the growing concerns of anchor failure and the access issues that could result from these incidents. Across the United States, bolts installed in the 80's and 90's are aging, and there is an immediate need to address inadequate fixed anchors and increase support for local and national partners leading these efforts. This program is made possible by the generous support of Climb Tech, Petzl and Trango.
We invite local climbing and anchor replacement organizations to seek funding and support for anchor replacement initiatives at their local climbing area. Grant applications are reviewed by a team of experts from the Access Fund, American Alpine Club, and anchor replacement community. Applicants are expected to demonstrate both need and support from the local community.
Find the application and learn more about the ARF here. The deadline is September 15th.