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Real Rock: An Urban Climbing Experience

In the last 100 years, humans have discovered no new mountains. But . . . we’ve built so many new buildings. As the last remaining first ascents are claimed on the mountains of the world, there’s only one direction climbing can go: to the cities.

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Today, 1 in 5 climbing areas in the United States is threatened by an access issue—whether its private land lost to development, public land managers over-regulating climbing, or climber impacts degrading the environment, the list of threats is long and constantly evolving. But they can be managed. At Access Fund, we are on a mission to protect climbing access and the integrity of America’s outdoor climbing areas. Join us by giving today – use promo code “REALROCK”.

Directed by Drew Herder

Produced by Drew Herder & Josh Weinstein


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