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VCC/CliffCare Access Proposal letters - PV
Access T CliffCare
17-Oct-2018
10:27:27 PM
Access Proposal letters Parks Victoria GNP Climbing Management Plan Climbing Code of Conduct/Policy Update


As many in the climbing community may be aware, climbing/bouldering in the Grampians National Park has more recently come under the spotlight for a variety of reasons. Recent impacts to cultural heritage in the park may be driving the current push for climbing management, but there are other issues also, that have been building for a long time. Increased route development both climbing and bouldering, increased use of fixed protection, lack of boundaries, environmental impacts and the increase of people coming into the sport are all concerns to land managers. All the usual issues that impact climbing areas and that the community eventually need to deal with. But now access to many of the areas we climb at is under threat. The Victorian Climbing Club and CliffCare are now engaging in discussions with Parks Victoria, Traditional Owners and other stakeholders. We are concerned that the activity that we love is impacting cultural heritage. We are committed to engaging with land managers to ensure that these values are protected whilst still ensuring that the legitimate activity of climbing in the park can continue sustainably. We look forward to positive engagement with Parks Victoria and ask the climbing community to support us in our endeavours to look after your interests.

On 4th October, we submitted the following letters to Parks Victoria. These can be viewed on the CliffCare website.

VCC/CliffCare Proposal Climbing Policy Update

https://cliffcare.org.au/current-access-campaigns/parks-victoria-climbing-code-of-conduct-update-proposal/

VCC/CliffCare Proposal GNP Climbing Management Plan

https://cliffcare.org.au/current-access-campaigns/grampians-climbing-management-plan-proposal/

Ongoing updates on the process will be communicated regularly to the climbing community. Over the next few weeks, more information will be made available.

Thank you

Tracey Skinner
VCC Access & Environment Officer

Paula Toal
VCC President

salty crag
18-Oct-2018
4:20:27 AM
Appreciate the work you do Tracy!!!
dalai
18-Oct-2018
5:31:18 PM
On 18-Oct-2018 salty crag wrote:
>Appreciate the work you do Tracy!!!

+1,000 Thanks Tracey!
Karl Bromelow
19-Oct-2018
3:04:31 PM
I'd like to add my gratitude to that of others, Tracey. Victorian climbing is hugely indebted to you.

Duang Daunk
19-Oct-2018
4:21:21 PM
Yes, I too echo the sentiment of thanking the VCC Access & Environmental Officer for her valuable work on behalf of climbing, over many years now, and no doubt also ably assisted by others like VCC President, etc (thank you sisters), from time to time.

But, I have a question.
Why has this mostly thankless task been burdened on the women, in a male (numbers) dominated sport?

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