Grampians Climbing Ban - need your help

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gfdonc

climber
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: http://savegrampiansclimbing.org

We local climbers hold this area is of international significance and call for your support. A change.org petition has already gathered 15,000 signatures. Links and description are here: http://savegrampiansclimbing.org/2019/03/18/online-petition-breaks-the-climbing-internet/

Thanks.
Steve
ionlyski

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.

Arne
ionlyski

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.

http://chockstone.org/Forum/Forum.asp?Action=DisplayTopic&ForumID=1&MessageID=133742&Replies=149#NewPost


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