The Access Fund Teams Up With Pro Climbers For The Rock Project Tour

The Access Fund Teams Up With Pro Climbers For The Rock Project Tour
Photo: Black Diamond
How often do you get to meet your idols? What if I told you that you could not only meet them, but also learn from them, climb with them, and party with them. Sound too good to be true? It's not, thanks to the Access Fund's Rock Project Tour. A group of pro climbers is taking its knowledge to climbing gyms across the country, teaching climbers of all abilities the tips and tricks of its success.

Everyone had to learn somewhere, even rock gods. They have years upon years of knowledge to pass on to us mere mortals. Last year, free solo climber Alex Honnold came out and shared his experiences that helped him along the way. In a promotional video he said, "I'm psyched to help people learn. Particularly people like myself that grew up in the gym and don't necessarily have good outdoor mentors."

Check out the video from the Salt Lake City, Utah, stop last year:

Each stop on the tour consists of two days: one spent in the gym and one out on the rocks.

Indoors, the pros will be running clinics and presentations on hard skills like: proper rope management, safe practices, and energy conservation. And what better way to end the day than pulling on some plastic and learning better technique and route reading.

On day two, the participants ship off to a local crag for a "climbing trip meets stewardship project" kind of day. It is here that you will learn about how we can lessen the impact we have on our environment and actually put these good practices to use. The pros will also help you take your climbing to the next level by getting on the rock and working with you on your projects.

The list of professional athletes and climbing legends for this year's tour is incredible:

Sam Elias
Joe Kinder
Tommy Caldwell
Nina Williams
Carlo Traversi
Dan Mirsky
Colette McInerney
Matt Segal
Brittany Griffith
And more!

There are two stops left on the East Coast:

Where: Raleigh, North Carolina
Local Partners: Triangle Rock Club | Carolina Climbers Coalition

NOVEMBER 12-13 w/ Reel Rock
Washington, D.C.
Local Partners: Earth Treks Climbing Center | Mid Atlantic Climbers | Find Your Park

Make sure to reserve your spot on the Access Fund's site.


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