for Responsibility |
With the growing popularity of rock climbing, so has the concern about our impact on the environment. With the pressures of an increasing climbing population comes evidence of the frailty of the cliffs. Natural erosion is a fact of life; however the Additional strain climbing has put on the many areas is more apparent. Where greenery flourished, Now paths abound. Piton scaring is evident on many classic climbs, and crag access has become threatened in many states.
The greatest impact has been due to thoughtlessness. Remember your action effect all of us in the long run. We must abandon complacency and self-serving actions, and make An effort to preserve our natural climbing areas.