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Background: This is preliminary Access Fund database or tracker of local climbing advocacy/conservation org (LCO) activity on Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (JEDI) issues. Access Fund offers this to LCOs as a benchmarking tool, and a basic way to monitor the diverse ways LCOs are making statements, undertaking programming, updating internal org policies, working to improve representation, and other work consistent with JEDI advocacy and values. Access Fund also continues to receive an increasing amount of support requests from LCOs on ways to incorporate JEDI principles, internally and externally.
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Local Climbing Advocacy Organization
Taimur Consult
StateWebsiteTwitterFacebookDiscussing as LCO Board (Y/N)Donations to JEDI CausesPublic Statements/Commitments and PlansJEDI Committees or Board PositionsBoard Diversification EffortsCommunity Programming and PartnershipsCommunications Materials Promoting JEDI
Board/Membership Training and Education
Other (Route naming; land acknowledgment efforts, etc.)
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SSCA - Southern Sierra Climbers' Associationwww.facebook.com/Southern-Sierra-Climbers-Association-108647937497
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CASA - Climbers Alliance of Southcentral AlaskaAK
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VAA - Valdez Adventure AllianceAK
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L49 - Levitation 49AKvaldezadventurealliance.comwww.facebook.com/ValdezAdventures
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NomadsARhttps://www.facebook.com/ArkansasNomads/
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ARCC - Arkansas Climbers' CoalitionARwww.arkansasclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/arkansasclimbers
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NACC - Northern Arizona Climbers CoalitionAZwww.nazcc.orgwww.facebook.com/NorthernArizonaClimbersCoalition
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SACC - Southern Arizona Climbers CoalitionAZwww.facebook.com/saccbeta
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CASA - Climbing Association of Southern ArizonaAZwww.theclimbershome.orgwww.facebook.com/theclimbershome

https://www.facebook.com/theclimbershome/posts/thanks-to-ashleigh-thompson-and-sergio-avila-for-an-amazing-discussion-on-climbi/2274677615959882/
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PCC - Prescott Climbers CoalitionAZprescottclimberscoalition.weebly.comwww.facebook.com/prescottclimbers
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CCA - Concerned Climbers of ArizonaAZwww.facebook.com/groups/411414695565973
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QCC - Queen Creek CoalitionAZtheqcc.comwww.facebook.com/Queen-Creek-Coalition-159979214054724
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AMC - Arizona Mountaineering ClubAZarizonamountaineeringclub.netwww.facebook.com/groups/amc1964
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CASBC - Climbers' Access Society of British ColumbiaBCwww.access-society.cawww.facebook.com/ClimbersAccessSociety
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BACC - Bishop Area Climbers CoalitionCAhttps://bishopclimbers.org/YI believe they issued a pro BLM statementTribal liaison board position
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SCCC - Southern California Climbers CoalitionCAhttp://socalclimberscoalition.org/
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ICA - Idyllwild Climbers AllianceCAhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Nonprofit-Organization/Idyllwild-Climbers-Alliance-189167917787873/
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YCA - Yosemite Climbing AssociationCAwww.yosemiteclimbing.orgwww.facebook.com/Yosemite-Climbing-Association-156186131099894
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CRAGS - Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater SacramentoCAnorcalcrags.orgwww.facebook.com/sacramentocrags
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BACC - Bay Area Climbers CoalitionCAbayareaclimberscoalition.orgwww.facebook.com/bayareaclimberscoalitionYhttps://www.facebook.com/bayareaclimberscoalition/posts/2551613501821131; Eventbrite inclusivity statement (standard text included at the end of event postings - {We are an inclusive community and welcome all people including LGBTQ+ and people of color.}) -> goal to grow this out to be a more standard declaration within our content/channels
Standing JEDI item on the agenda at all board meetings; all board members are encouraged to volunteer topics or lead discussions <--- this is the step that I would most advise other orgs to adopt. Keeping the conversation about inclusivity (and definitions of access) surfaced at every meeting has been critical to our progress. And, with our particular organization culture, we find it more helpful to ALL shoulder the responsibility for making progress rather than assigning a singular JEDI watchdog or committee.
Offering free cleanup participation and donation based event entry (or refreshments at events) to be inclusive of individuals without the means to pay to participate;; Offering affinity-group cleanups for safe space experiences (we had our first safe space event scheduled with Queer Crush this March... then CoVId...); Offering transit to events to accommodate individuals without transit (again, we have the insurance assurances in place, and were planning to debut this service at a CoVId cancelled event in March); Bridging conversations between land managers and the community when needed. (There have been a few reported incidents of aggression or hate speech directed at climbers of color or ethnoreligious populations at our local crags. We have reached out to make the land managers aware of the occurances, or to provide assistance technical assistance in the process of building a case against the agressors ie - providing time and expense estimates to put a value on removing hate-speech graffiti.); Developing a list of favored businesses to support with meal
orders / supplies / printing, etc.  (We recognize that as a small
non-profit, our impact on the community-beyond-climbers occurs when we
choose to spend money at a small local business versus a convenient
chain alternative. We are developing a cheat-sheet for impactful
alternate businesses to support with our regular expenditures)
Using our social channels or events to promote partner orgs - examples range from reposting social content to holding a movie night fundraiser where we matched any donations made to The Brown Ascenders; Volunteer and board profiles - we are striving to highlight the work (and play) of our underrepresented members in our media
Building bridges with community organizations and amplifying their voices by extending invitations to guest-speak at BACC board meetings and to table at the BACC community Block Parties
Researching and sharing land acknowledgements for the lands where we climb and recreate; this land acknowledgement and summary of history is now a part of our standard Adopt-a-Crag intro speech; Encouraging sharing of personal pronouns on website bios, email signatures, and event nametags; Open discourse on changing offensive names of local resources (we're just beginning our journey on this item, including finding connections with other non-climber populations affected by or already engaged in this work); Multi lingual materials. (This was an excellent suggestion that we got from Taimur, and we are in the process of determining the most relevant languages for additional versions of our Coloring Book, to distribute at local gyms and public park / rec centers with climbing walls.); Standardize closed captioning, sub titling, or visual accessibility principles of design  on BACC media (we have a few things like our recent "Beyond Gym to Crag" webinar transcripted, but the goal is to improve accessibility of all our materials.)
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FOJT - Friends of Joshua TreeCAwww.friendsofjosh.orgwww.facebook.com/Friends-of-Joshua-Tree-194304667791907
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SCMA - Southern California Mountaineers AssociationCArockclimbing.orgwww.facebook.com/SoCalMountaineersAssoc
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ACSD - Allied Climbers of San DiegoCAalliedclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/Allied-Climbers-of-San-Diego-107639545929358
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Pinncales Climber's AssocationCA
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GCSCC - Greater Donner Summit Climbers CoalitionCA
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TCC (CA) - Tahoe Climbing CoalitionCAhttps://tahoeclimbingcoalition.org/https://www.facebook.com/groups/551700685242616/
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FWR - Friends of Williamson RockCA
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FP - Friends of PinnaclesCAwww.pinnacles.org
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DCC - Deep Creek CoalitionCO
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DCC - Durango Climbers CoalitionCO
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OCA - Ouray Climbers AllianceCOourayclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/ourayclimbersalliance
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PPCA - Pikes Peak Climbers AllianceCOwww.pikespeakclimbersalliance.orgwww.facebook.com/pikespeakclimbersalliance
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SOCOCRAG - Southern Colorado Climber's Resource & Action GroupCOsococrag.orgwww.facebook.com/SocoCrag
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Four Corners Climbing Coalition and FriendsCO
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ACE - Action Committee for EldoradoCOaceeldo.orgwww.facebook.com/ActionCommitteForEldorado
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NCCC - Northern Colorado Climber's CoalitionCO
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WCCC - Western Colorado Climbers' CoalitionCOwesternslopeclimbers.blogspot.comwww.facebook.com/Western-Colorado-Climbers-Coalition-79051078111
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FCC - Flatirons Climbing CouncilCOwww.flatironsclimbing.orgwww.facebook.com/flatironsclimbingcouncil
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BCC (CO) - Boulder Climbing CommunityCOwww.boulderclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/boulderclimbers
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4CCC - 4 Corners Climbing CoalitionCO
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Denver Climbers CoalitionCO
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SLVCA - San Luis Valley Climbers AllianceCOwww.roaringforkclimbers.com
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AVCC - Arkansas Valley Climbers CoalitionCO
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FCC - Foothills Climbing Coalition (Jeff Co, Clear Creek, CO)COwww.facebook.com/FoothillsClimbing
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NCCC - North Colorado Climbers CoalitionCOnococlimbing.orgwww.facebook.com/nococlimbing
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RCC - Rifle Climbers CoalitionCOwww.rifleclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/Rifle-Climbers-Coalition-151785488221838
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TMC - Telluride Mountain ClubCOwww.telluridemountainclub.orgwww.facebook.com/TellurideMtClub
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GVC - Gunnison Valley ClimbersCO
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COhttp://www.slvclimb.org/www.facebook.com/groups/slvcaY
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RMF - Ragged Mountain FoundationCTwww.raggedmtn.orgwww.facebook.com/raggedmountainfoundation
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DCC - Delaware Climbing CoalitionDE
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CAM - Climbers Association of MauiHIwww.facebook.com/Climbers-Association-of-Maui-375722799209541
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HCC - Hawaii Climbing CoalitionHIwww.hiclimb.orgwww.facebook.com/HiClimb
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TAP - The Arch ProjectHIwww.archprojectclimbing.comwww.facebook.com/climbpono
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ICC - Iowa Climbers CoalitionIAwww.iowaclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/IowaClimbersY
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CRAG IdahoID
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NICA - Northern Idaho Climbers AllianceIDwww.facebook.com/northidahoclimbersalliance
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KC - Kootenai ClimbersID
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BCA - Boise Climbers AllianceIDwww.boiseclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/boise.climbers.alliance
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EICC - East Idaho Climbers CoalitionIDeastidahoclimbers.com
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SICC - Southern Idaho Climbing CoalitionIDwww.climbsicc.comwww.facebook.com/Southern-Idaho-Climbing-Coalition-427304250982728
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CMC - Chicago Mountaineering ClubILchicagomountaineeringclub.orgwww.facebook.com/chicagomountaineeringclub
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ICA - Illinois Climbers AssociationILwww.ilclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/illinoisclimbersassociation
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ICC - Indiana Climbers CoalitionIN
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KCCC - Kansas City Climbing CommunityKSwww.climbkccc.comwww.facebook.com/groups/kcclimbingcommunity
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FMV - Friends of Muir ValleyKYwww.muirvalley.comwww.facebook.com/Muir-Valley-162126590483558
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RRGCC - Red River Gorge Climbers' CoalitionKYrrgcc.orgwww.facebook.com/rrgcc
This happens every month (usually more often, actually!).
As an organization we have promoted but not made monetary donations to JEDI related causes or groups. https://www.facebook.com/rrgcc/posts/10158445804097748 ; https://www.instagram.com/p/CBVnQk0DVoe/The RRGCC founded a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee about three months ago. I currently Chair this committee with one other woman on our Board. Our committee meets once a month and reports back to the entire board once a month as well. JEDI is an active piece of our monthly communications.
We have committed to these efforts. We vote for new board members in November and are actively seeking interested members of the BIPOC community. I was voted onto the board in November 2019 and our organization now has two women of color serving as board of directors.
Ale8 reached out to us a few months ago to partner with us on our JEDI work. They donated $1,000 towards our efforts and our DEI committee is currently in the planning stages of implementing a program in two of the Cincinnati climbing gyms. This program would have monthly meet-ups at each gym and provide free admission and gear rentals to the BIPOC community (potentially youth or adults) who may not otherwise have the means to afford a regular membership/gear or may be wanting to try climbing for the first time. Each of the gyms has offered waived expenses for our first meet-ups. I would love to keep you updated on how this program plays out.
t this point we have created more content for diverse representation in our social media posts. I have worked to reach out to various photographers who have photos of black or brown climbers in the Red River Gorge. We have also been creating more space for diverse instagram takeovers. Most recently my friend Devin Dabney took over the RRGCC instagram and shared his story. He is a black rock climber, route setter, and musician. We plan to have future instagram takeovers to highlight our diverse community. We are also creating space during our virtual Rocktoberfest to highlight our JEDI efforts during the keynote introducti
Route names- I am dedicated to working on this. I am friends with a few different developers in the RRG and have had personal conversations with them. Thankfully for us (which I am sure is more of a
coincidence than intentional), I have only come across a couple somewhat insulting route names, none of which were on our property and one of them being overtly racist, sexist, derogatory, etc. This
particular route currently has the name "Cherokee Hair Tampon" and the developer has requested a name change. This route is also not on RRGCC property.  | Land Acknowledgement- Currently
we have a land acknowledgement on every social media post. We are working to add this as a permanent fixture to our website. I am reaching out to a few different anthropology professors at the surrounding
colleges, who specialize in the history of indigenous peoples. | Bylaws-Last month we voted to add a non-discrimination statement to our bylaws
and in this listed that we are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within the board by refusing to discriminate. My goal is to also create a physical statement to be posted at our kiosks on our property.
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WMCC - Western Massachusetts Climbers' CoalitionMAwww.climbgneiss.orgwww.facebook.com/WesternMassClimbersCoalitionY
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SNECC - Southeastern New England Climbers CoalitionMAsnecc.orgwww.facebook.com/SNEclimbers
Hosting listening sessions and info sessions every 4-6 weeks for the community. Addressing offensive route names with developers and FAs.
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MAC - Mid-Atlantic ClimbersMDwww.midatlanticclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/midatlanticclimbersY
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CCA - Clifton Climbers AllianceMEhttp://www.cliftonclimbersalliance.org/home
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ANPCAC - Acadia National Park Climbing Advisory CommitteeME
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Clifton Climbers AllianceME
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GLCC - Grand Ledge Climbers CoalitionMIwww.grandledgeclimbing.com
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UPCC - Upper Peninsula Climbing CoalitionMIwww.upperpeninsulaclimbing.comwww.facebook.com/groups/1549963618613359
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MCA (MN) - Minnesota Climbers AssociationMNwww.mnclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/mnclimbersassociationYhttps://mailchi.mp/6ae851d41fc1/minnesota-climbing-march-newsletter-1426420?e=bc22009346&fbclid=IwAR0ZMo8qnb2FagVXP7XgDX8-VEvnONUHWgF5WXDz048NxRbONtEWOCyb0dA
Working with local guidebook authors and FAists to change route names
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DCC - Duluth Climbers CoalitionMN
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RAW - Recreation Alliance of WinonaMNhttps://www.recreationalliance.com/https://www.facebook.com/RecreationWinona/YTwo women have been appointed to the board as of summer 2021
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CAMM - Climbers Alliance of Mid-MissouriMO
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BETA FundMOwww.betafund.orgwww.facebook.com/betafund
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FOH - Friends of HyaliteMThttps://www.hyalite.org/
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SWMCC - Southwest Montana Climbers CoalitionMTswmontanaclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/SouthwestMontanaClimbers
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WMTCC - Western Montana Climbers CoalitionMTwww.wmtcc.orgwww.facebook.com/westernmontanaclimberscoalition
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NWMTCC - Northwest Montana Climbers CoalitionMThttps://nwmtcc.org
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HCC - Helena Climber's CoalitionMThttps://helenaclimberscoalition.org/
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SVCC - Southwest Virginia Climber CoalitionNC
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CCC - Carolina Climbers CoalitionNCcarolinaclimbers.orgwww.facebook.com/carolinaclimberscoalitionY
No, but... We do not generally donate to other groups but we do share donation information about other groups and/or partner with them to bolster efforts. Recently, we have promoted that people donate to Melanin Base Camp, Brown Girls Climb, and Climbing For Change
Yes. https://carolinaclimbers.org/about-ccc/board/asolis.html
Yes. We had two positions open recently and specifically asked for BIPOC or LGBTQ identified individuals to apply. Our board is now full.
Yes. We plan to work with Streets to Peaks, an organization that focuses on giving underserved and at-risk youth. We have discussed starting a scholarship program to support BIPOC and/or underserved climbers in the region. This program still needs more structure and CCC board approval but we plan to allocate some funds towards it.
we have also worked to highlight BIPOC and adaptive climbers in social media posts with takeovers.
We have added land acknowledgements in our social media work. Also, over the past few years, we have begun to work on graffiti removal. Some of the graffiti has been racially insensitive at the least, and anyone using these climbing areas would be appalled at seeing rock defaced, but also defaced with bigotry. See photo. Sadly, the bottom photo was retagged lately with more racial nonsence and we will be back out to remove that shortly. That spot is in Boone and we have worked with Blue Ridge Parkway officials over the past 1.5 years to continue to clean it up. It is otherwise a beautiful road side bouldering area. Close to the road areas always seem to get trashed by non climbing locals. Anyone want to join for the removal party?
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BCC - Boone Climbers' CoalitionNC
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NDCC - North Dakota Climbers CoalitionND
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CLymeNH
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PCA - Pawtuckaway Climbers AssociationNH
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MCA (NH) - Monadnock Climbers AssociationNHmonadnockclimb.wordpress.comwww.facebook.com/ClimbMCA
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RCA - Rumney Climbers AssociationNHwww.climbrumney.comwww.facebook.com/rumneyclimbersassociation
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FOTL - Friends of the LedgesNH
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The Powerlinez Climbers CoalitionNJ
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NJCC - New Jersey Climbers CoalitionNJ
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NMCRAG - New Mexico Climbers Resource and Advocacy GroupNMwww.nmcrag.orgwww.facebook.com/nmcrag
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SNCC - Southern Nevada Climber's CoalitionNVwww.southernnevadaclimberscoalition.orgwww.facebook.com/snclimberscoalition