The backbone of any organization is its backers and supporters. Each of our dues-paying members helps provide us with an ongoing source of funds for annual expenses such as postage and office supplies, but donations — be they modest or large — and partnerships are critical in furthering our cause when it comes to additional conservation and safety efforts - learn more about our partners below.
Well-known for their funding efforts in preserving access to climbing areas in the Unites States, The Access Fund was instrumental in keeping Eagles Bluff open to the public. They provided a timely loan to purchase the threatened climbing area in 2014. The Clifton Climbers Alliance acts as an Access Fund Affiliate and received their 2015 Sharp End Award for our local conservation efforts. We encourage our own constituents to support their national conservation efforts wherever possible.
Land for Maine's Future is another major supporter of the Clifton Climbers Alliance, choosing us as a 2014 grant recipient to complete the purchase of Eagle Bluff. Although their state-level funding typically provides for dozens of actionable projects throughout Maine every year, we are still awaiting funding from them pending the Governor's release.
Alpenglow provides a huge incentive for Clifton Climbers Alliance members: a 15% discount on purchases for an entire year when you present your card at the register. The region's only alpine specialist store, Alpenglow has been supplying gear to mountain travelers and outdoor enthusiasts since 1986, and is obviously dedicated to improving access to the sport we love. Member or not, please show your support through your patronage - be sure to check out their guiding and training services!
The University of Maine at Orono hosts one of the region's few indoor climbing gyms. Run by the Maine Bound program, students and the public enjoy access to year-round recreational opportunities such as climbing, X-C skiing, and whitewater paddling. They provide two free gym passes for every Clifton Climbers Alliance membership -- use their generosity to introduce a friend or relative to our great sport in the middle of winter, that week-long stretch of spring rain, or the peak of Maine's blackfly season.