Save Grampians Climbing asked climbers what climbing areas that are now on the banned list (either permanently or temporarily) are most important to them. See survey results here.
We organised the hundreds of responses into a ‘Word Cloud’, and the resulting image is especially powerful, so we decided to get a T-Shirt printed to be reminded about what is at stake, and to never forget these amazing places.
Get yours HERE by pledging your support to our crowdfunding campaign and support Crag Stewards Victoria.
Campaign ENDS Monday 17th May at 8am local time, which is only 12 days from the date of this post.
We’re crowdfunding, so as to get the lowest cost per shirt and not be left with excess stock; also, excess funds are going towards a very worthy cause – Crag Stewardship, courtesy of Crag Stewards Victoria, who are being setup now to care for and maintain rock-climbing and bouldering sites across Victoria, in conjunction with Parks Victoria and Traditional Owners.
Also – Crag Stewards managed to get a box of coloured chalk (mooted by Parks Victoria as being a ‘permitted replacement’ for white chalk), and you can order these along with a T-Shirt. While currently more expensive, it’s hoped that the cost will come down if usage in the climbing community becomes more commonplace.
Finally – we want to point out that these areas are not necessarily ‘contested’ as being Culturally Significant (although some are). Each area has a story and the situation is far more complex than a simple ban.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Gariwerd/Djurite, and their continuing connection to country. We support the preservation of protection of Cultural Heritage, and the environment in which we all share.
Please share this article; or the crowdfunding link below so we can reach our target.
We managed to raise over $1,000, and a few extra shirts are available. Read here.