Following a period of consultation, the Victorian Climbing Management Guidelines document has been updated to version 04.
This document has been issued to interested parties at all levels. It is intended to inform and advise with a view to establishing excellent climbing management practices for the benefit of everyone.
We are indebted to Matt Brooks, who took on the lead role of pulling all this information together, managing the consultation process and closing out this major piece of work to produce a high quality document and a forward plan for rock climbing and bouldering in Victoria, Australia.
The Victorian Climbing Management Guidelines has been developed in accordance with international best practice, factoring-in comprehensive advice from climbing bodies around the world, including Access Fund USA:
A Guide to Climbing Issues and the Development of a Climbing Management Plan
This approach is a continuation of work done by Cliffcare for many years: https://www.cliffcare.org.au/
Victoria also has a new stewardship organisation, Crag Stewards Victoria, described in the Victorian Climbing Management Guidelines.
Ongoing feedback is always welcome for future updates to the Guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also provide feedback on our Facebook group: ACAV Access Discussion