The Access Fund is the national advocacy organization that protects America's climbing and conserves the climbing environment. Founded in 1991, Access Fund is the largest climbing advocacy organization in the U.S. with over 20,000 members, 130 affiliate climbing organizations, and 8 regional offices. Access Fund is an accredited land trust that provides climbing management expertise, stewardship, project-specific funding, land acquisition support, and risk management solutions for landowners.
In Texas, Access Fund works with private landowners to expand climbing opportunities in some of the most unique areas of the state. Access Fund also works with local and state policymakers to protect climbing at some of the most critical areas like the Barton Creek Greenbelt and Hueco Tanks State Park. In 2019, Access Fund successfully lobbied for a bill that provides a liability shield to landowners who allow rock climbing on their property.