Access Problems and Possibilities

EDITORIAL

Saturday, 1 August

When the municipalities mark up trails they are happy to see lots of hikers getting out in nature even if this mean that the trails have been wider. In order to make them more popular, the municipality often build trails including small bridges over muddy places or steps in steep terrain etc.

When crags are becoming more popular and the "green grass" below gets destroyed, some conseravtive climbers, who do not want our sport to grow, say this could create access problems. This might be a risk in some cases but in general it should be considered as a possibility improve the access to to get more people out in the nature.

In many crags around the world, platforms have been built in order to have better access to some routes. I have personally sowed seed improving the green grass under several crags. Once we get more rock climbers, many of them will become ambassadors of the nature and that will have a great impact on the environment of the globe. The rocks and the boulders make climbing as one of the most eco-friendly sport around, even if we build platforms etc.

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