Update from Climbing Victoria Advisory Council (August 2022)

Update from Climbing Victoria Advisory Council – August 2022 Since the release of the GGLMP, Parks Victoria has sought to engage with this group regarding aspects of the implementation of the plan that are associated with climbing. There is an need for the climbing community to work together to provide input on a range of […]

Gariwerd Climbing Areas for Review – Community Survey

A survey has been set up by the Climbing Victoria Advisory Council (CVAC). The survey seeks feedback from any member of the outdoor climbing community that has an interest in climbing at Gariwerd/Grampians. The results will be used to prioritise resources for reviews that would enable climbing areas to be assigned as Designated Climbing Areas. […]

Progress on a Peak Body for Outdoor Climbers

Representatives from eight climbing organisations have been working together to address the need for a peak body that represents the diverse voices of the Victorian outdoor climbing community. With a working title of Climbing Victoria Advisory Council (CVAC), this group originated as an offshoot from the Founding Council that was originally formed to interact with […]

Parks Victoria’s Consultation Report in relation to the GGLMP

A couple of months ago, representations were made to PV that its Consultation Report (summarising the feedback from the public on the draft GGLMP) should be released significantly in advance of the release of the final GGLMP, i.e. the Consultation Report should not be effectively ‘buried’ by being simultaneously released with the long-awaited final Plan […]

News just in from Parks Victoria, in response to our requests/exhortations

(1)     PV are confirming that the additional bouldering and climbing areas recently assessed within Gariwerd are: Bouldering sites (these were selected based on a review of submissions and discussions with a few members of the bouldering community): Andersens West, Between the Sheeps, Caves Club, Epsilon Wall, Legoland, Lower Taipan Wall, Mountain Lion, Project Wall (Lemonade Wall), The […]

Outdoors Victoria and Sports Climbing Victoria recommendations and public meeting

Outdoors Victoria with Sport Climbing Victoria have releaseed their final Climbing Governance Review and Recommendations (pdf). They have also scheduled a public meeting via Zoom on Thursday the 8th of July from 7pm to 8pm which will be an opportunity for the Victorian climbing community to hear about the process that has occured to date […]

Women Uprising: Womxn-of-Colour Community Survey

Womxn-of-Colour Community Survey The purpose of the survey is to collect information to help inform how safer and more inclusive climbing spaces might be created. The closing date is 1st April. It’ll just take 8 – 10 minutes to complete.  This survey is specifically for womxn-of-colour only, we’d ask folks who are not to make space and hold […]

The Economics of Rock Climbing – What are we worth?

The economic value of rock climbing is increasingly recognised internationally. This tourism not only provides income and employment but also draws experienced and skilled individuals to regional areas. Labour attraction and retention are critical issues for regional areas in Victoria. A paper has been produced on behalf of the Victorian Climbing Club to estimate the […]

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