"We go climbing for many reasons, one of which is surely to contemplate and admire" Gaston Rebuffat Starlight and Storm: The Conquest of the Great North Faces of the Alps

"As Sierra alpenglow saturated the valley in hues of pink, an aerial show above our heads changed shifts. The swallows that had been swooping and chattering all day flew...Taking their place came bats, which emerged from dark recesses and entered the night air to hunt insects," Lynn Hill Climbing Free 2002

Welcome to Climbers for Bat Conservation. This collaboration among rock climbers, bat biologists, and land managers is an effort to learn more about bats. We are interested in understanding bat ecology and how frequently bats use rock crevices as roosts. All of this information would help conserve and manage bat populations. Are you a climber and you want to tell us more about bats you've seen while climbing?! Please email us at climbersforbats@colostate.edu.


May 2019 - Climbers for Bat Conservation enters the pages of Rock and Ice Magazine

Bats in the Cracks by Birch Malotky


November 2018 - We are proud partners with Access Fund

News: April 2018
A new short film by Ravenswood Media was released documenting the value of climbers for understanding bat ecology and helping us conserve these elusive mammals. Take a look: