The Action Committee for Eldorado (ACE) is a nonprofit organization that is staffed by dedicated volunteers who are committed to conserving Eldorado Canyon State Park. The ACE Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from the Access Fund, the American Alpine Club, the American Mountain Guides Association, and the Colorado Mountain Club, as well as unaffiliated members drawn from the climbing community. ACE has raised over $150,000 for the Park, and has organized and promoted thousands of hours of volunteer time creating and maintaining trails, planting trees, and assisting the Park in numerous other ways.
ACE also organizes and manages the Fixed Hardware Review Committee (FHRC). Each year the ACE Board of Directors appoints local climbers to serve on the FHRC, which reviews applications for new routes requiring fixed gear. FHRC members are responsible for polling the climbing community to determine whether the community supports new route proposals and proposals regarding the addition or relocation of fixed gear. Based on the results of the survey of the climbing community's opinion, the FHRC makes a recommendation to the Park to either approve or disapprove those proposals.
ACE and Park staff have designed and published a low-impact climbing and safety brochure in 1997. The brochure, dedicated to the late Robert J. Slater, is available at the Park.
In 2002, ACE was proud to receive a $1000 grant from the Community Foundation.
This page last revised on November 08 2010