Grampians Climbing Ban - need your help


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Melbourne Australia
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 19, 2019 - 12:49pm PT
Hi all,
A major problem has arisen Down Under with forces at work to enact a climbing ban across major climbing areas in the Grampians National Park.

In short an episode of badly placed bolting by one individual has triggered internal anti-climbing forces within the national park management (which is managed by a State Government organisation down here - Parks Victoria) to enact an initial set of 8 banned areas but have been enforcing far wider bands.

This affects internationally-reknowned climbing areas such as Muline ("Eye of The Tiger" as appeared in a BD catalogue I recall) and dozens of others. As far as I'm aware the scope and scale of the potential bans is unprecedented anywhere (over 3,000 documented routes).

This site says more than I can post here:

We local climbers hold this area is of international significance and call for your support. A petition has already gathered 15,000 signatures. Links and description are here:


Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Mar 19, 2019 - 01:03pm PT
What does Chockstone have to say about this? Probably much more tuned in to the issues at hand than anybody here.


Trad climber
Polebridge, Montana
Mar 19, 2019 - 02:18pm PT
Here is a link to the ongoing forum thread. Its 8 pages long to date. Does indeed look like closures.

Don't know if this is included but I hope not.
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