We are a local climbing organization working primarily to keep climbing areas open, conserve the climbing environment, and promote responsible climbing at the local and regional level.
The BHCC was formed in the early 1990's around the same time that the Access Fund was taking shape. Like the Access Fund, the BHCC was a response to land managers' growing awareness of rock climbing and its impact on the public lands they manage. Often climbers fail to realize how easy it is for governmental land managers to deny access to rock climbing. The BHCC has given climbers a voice in many land manager issues concerning Black Hills climbing access. We continue to work to ensure that climbers have access on the local public land and enjoy a great working relationship with Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore National Monument, Black Hills National Forest (including the Norbeck and Black Elk Wilderness Area), and Devils Tower National Monument managers.