As climbers, it is important for us to recognize the impacts that we have on the areas that we visit and enjoy. For that reason, we want to highlight some things that you may not think about when you are out enjoying your day at the crag!
𝘏𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦? It is probably hard to quantify!! For this reason it may seem apparent that when we are utilizing the land that we are so fortunate to have, we are also slowly damaging it over time.
So… what can you do to help reduce your impact?
-𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗹 𝗶𝗻 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮𝘀 𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗽𝘀.
-𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀! 𝗨𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗲-𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗱𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺𝘀 𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗰𝘂𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗰𝗵.
-𝗕𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗱𝘀, 𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘀, 𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗿, 𝗲𝘁𝗰!! 𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘃𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘁.
We hope you enjoyed our first Episode of climber impacts, look out for more to come!