The Climber's Pact

Stand up for our climbing areas

Our climbing areas are in crisis. And we must be willing and committed to fight for them. Not just for access, but for the integrity of these amazing places. Join us in protecting our outdoor landscapes and the climbing experience we love. The future of our sport depends on it.

Be an upstander, not a bystander:

  • Be considerate of other users
  • Park and camp in designated areas
  • Dispose of human waste properly
  • Stay on trails whenever possible
  • Place gear and pads on durable surfaces
  • Respect wildlife, plants, soils, and cultural resources
  • Clean up chalk and tick marks
  • Minimize group size and noise
  • Pack out all trash, crash pads, and gear
  • Learn the local ethics for the places you climb
  • Respect regulations and closures
  • Use, install, and replace bolts responsibly

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