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Andrew Burr

Pack. It. Out.

Think twice before you toss that banana peel into the woods. Packing out trash and food waste is one of the easiest ways to leave no trace and take care of climbing areas. Trash isn’t only an eyesore, but it can negatively impact wildlife. When animals continually consume human food waste, they begin to rely on us to find food—drawing more wildlife to climbing areas.

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Be an Upstander, Not a Bystander

Have you committed to The Climber's Pact yet?


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Organizing an Adopt a Crag

The basics for organizing an Adopt a Crag volunteer stewardship event.

Alex Johnson Litterbug

Pack up all of your trash each time you go climbing and bring a trash bag along to pick up trash left by others.

Making the Transition from Gym to Crag

When transitioning from climbing indoors to outdoors, be prepared to venture outside by gaining awareness and skills to minimize your impact.

Anatomy of a Responsible Climber

Anatomy of a Responsible Climbing Infographic