$1 for Access

Climbing Access for All

$1 for Access is our in-house initiative to help provide and preserve access to climbing (both indoors and out) for all.

Because of you, our community has donated more than $93,000 to helping protect and conserve the climbing environment since the inception of the $1 for Access program in 2014.

Click the button below to add only $1 to your monthly membership (only $12 per year!) to help us with our mission.

How is your $1 spent?

The climbing community extends from gyms to crags. Check out the list of local and national climbing organizations and community groups that can help take your climbing to new heights.

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Community Climbing Days

5.Life Climbing Gyms

Climbing is for everyone. We offer specially designated days to encourage connection and diversity as well as making climbing more accessible. $9 day passes with rental gear included for individuals who identify on applicable community rock climbing days.

Queer Climbing Columbus


Queer Climbing Columbus is a community-run group of LGBTQIA+ climbers in Columbus. We have weekly events at 5.Life climbing gyms. Climbers who identify receive discounted day passes. Come find your community and strength with us. Visit our Instagram page for upcoming events and details.

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Access Fund

All Outdoor Climbing

The Access Fund is a nonprofit advocacy organization that leads and inspires the climbing community toward sustainable access and conservation of the climbing environment.

Ohio Climbers Coalition

Ohio Rock Climbing

Our goal is to promote and protect Ohio’s climbing for generations to come. The OCC has a robust, active membership base who, together, form a grassroots network that not only increases climbers’ influence on local policy issues, but acts as a channel for extending climbing advocacy and stewardship work.

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New River Alliance of Climbers

New River Gorge, WV

NRAC exists to preserve and promote access to climbing areas, and to conserve climbing resources in the New River Gorge and surrounding areas. The New River Gorge is an international destination and world-class climbing area with thousands of traditional and sport climbs, and a rapidly expanding selection of equally world-class bouldering areas. Learn how you can preserve and protect one of America’s great climbing areas.

Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition

Red River Gorge, KY

RRGCC is dedicated to securing and protecting open, public access to rock climbing in the Red River Gorge area of Kentucky and promoting conservation of the environment on the lands where we climb.

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American Alpine Club

All Outdoor Climbing

AAC’s goal is to share and support our passion for climbing and respect for the places we climb. We’re climbers. Gym climbers and trad climbers. Sport climbers and mountaineers. Boulderers, backcountry skiers, and alpinists. We’re the largest community of rock-scaling misfits in the country—and you belong here.

Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers

Eastern PA Climbing

The Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers is dedicated to promoting education, safeguarding access, building community, and preserving our natural lands for rock climbers of the past, present, and future.

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South Central Pennsylvania Climbers

Central PA Climbing

Since SCPC was formed in 2015, they have been dedicated to preserving climbing areas in South Central Pennsylvania. Their mission is to provide education while protecting and conserving Central PA rock climbing for everyone.