An update to the Victorian Climbing Management Guidelines has just been published, you can find the latest version below.
To all VCC members, I write this in the wake of the recent Zoom meeting (Sunday 30th August, 2020) of interested climbing reps on the so-called “Founding Council” to keep you ‘in the loop’. At this meeting, Phil Goebel (Sport Climbing Victoria) and Andrew Knight (Outdoors Victoria) talked to the draft options paper that had […]
In February 2019, Parks Victoria (PV) announced it had made a Set-aside Determination that prohibited climbing in a huge section of Gariwerd / the Grampians National Park. Over the next two months, PV endeavoured to justify the rationale for the prohibition in two ‘after-the-fact’ ministerial briefing papers, sent to the Minister for Energy, Environment and […]
Earlier this month, the VCC sent a letter to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams in response to the interim protection order granted at Taylors Rock / Dec Crag.
This site – Around the world boulder – may contain significant Aboriginal cultural heritage that is extremely import to Traditional Owners, who have occupied Dyurrite – known as Mount Arapiles – for thousands of years. To protect the site while there are further investigations by Parks Victoria and Traditional Owners, visitors are advised to not […]
Hi all, Parks Victoria has released the meeting notes from Stakeholder Reference Group 3, which was held in April as part of the Grampians Land Management Plan process. The first section relates to presentations by PV; the second second relates to feedback from stakeholders.
An interim protection order has been granted for the site known as ‘Dyurrite 1’ at Taylors Rock / Declaration Crag, in the Mount Arapiles – Tooan State Park. The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Gabrielle Williams announced the decision on Friday. The interim protection order is valid for three months and can be extended for another […]
In response to requests made at Rock Climbing Roundtable 4 on 5 March, Parks Victoria have released updated maps of the SPAs in the Grampians (north and south), a list of names of the SPAs, and a list of the 125 areas assessed for tangible cultural heritage. They have also answered questions arising from the meeting. Key takeaways for climbers from these new […]
The Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park Advisory Group held a virtual meeting on 22 April. You can read the minutes of the meeting here.
Well-credentialed and very experienced climber Matt Brooks began, a few years ago, to formulate a document that summarised climbing and climbing management best practice. He co-opted appropriately experienced climbers with the requisite knowledge and skills to act as a ‘steering committee’ and to begin to flesh out the contents of such a document. This group […]