Welcome to the Western New York Access Coalition!

WNYAccess a climbing and outdoor advocacy group dedicated to responsible climbing and land stewardship.


  • Zoar Valley Update – January 2022
    The Western New York Access Coalition, in conjunction with the Access Fund, has been working with one of the DEC regional foresters for the Zoar Valley Multiple Use and UniqueArea, and is happy to announce that ice climbing and rappelling by rope have been excluded from the restrictions prohibiting persons from entering the area within […]
  • 18 Mile Creek Ice Climbing Permit
    The Western New York Access Coalition is happy to announce that ice climbing is once again permitted in 18-Mile Creek Park, in the town of Hamburg, New York! All ice climbers will be required to obtain an ice climbing permit from the Erie County Parks Department prior to ice climbing. The permit is free, is […]

18-Mile Creek Update

The Western New York Access Coalition, in conjunction with the Access Fund, has been working with the Erie County Parks Department since early February to address the ice climbing ban...
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Reel Rock 15 at CRG Buffalo

CRG Buffalo is hosting a showing of Reel Rock 15, and WNYAccess will be in attendance and raffling off 4 FREE One-year memberships to the Access Fund, along with a...
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May 2021 Community Meeting

On May 26, 2021 at 8:30PM, the Western New York Access Coalition will be hosting a community update meeting to provide updates on a number of ongoing efforts that the...
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