Access Fund And RCA Permanently Protect Rumney's Final Frontier In NH
After an initial loan from the Access Fund last January, the RCA had one year to raise the $300,000 to purchase the property and make stewardship improvements. Local organizations such as the Appalachian Mountain Club stepped up to help in the effort, leading to over $100,000 raised by the local climbing community.
With the funding in place, the RCA now has temporary ownership of the Northwest Crags on Rattlesnake Mountain, including the climbing areas Northwest Territories, Buffalo Pit, Northwest Passage, Prudential, Asylum, and the western portion of the Black Jack Boulders.
Over the course of the next two years, the Access Fund will help the RCA transfer ownership over to the United States Forest Service (USFS). The RCA will also use that time to make some much-needed improvements such as additional parking, toilets, and updated trail systems.