Ben accepting one of the 2016 Access Fund Sharp End Awards at the 2017 Annual Dinner in San Francisco .
“Access Fund is proud to present Ben Bruestle with a Sharp End Award for his leadership of Southern Colorado Climbing Resource and Advocacy Group (SoCo CRAG) and his work to preserve and protect climbing areas in Southern Colorado. Ben has been instrumental in orchestrating Adopt a Crag stewardship events and climbing days at multiple sites, making strong inroads with a host of local land managers. Ben also dedicates countless hours to replacing worn, aging anchors and bolts in the Wet Mountains. ”
Steve House, Jimmy Chin, Hans Florine, Tommy Caldwell, Peter Croft and Phil Powers were among the audience of bad asses.