It’s a bit early I know, but it’s never too early to get your Christmas tree set up and into the festive spirit for a great cause. In support of the newly formed advocacy group for sustainable vegetation management on cliffs, we have available for pick up only from step tier a number of freshly cut Hakea and other native species perfectly sized for Christmas trees. This is a bit of an opportunistic fundraiser and hopefully the last of its kind, but it would be a shame to see them go to waste. We are hoping the wider climbing community can get behind leaving your saw off your rack, in support of not cutting down or pruning trees at crags anymore!
If anyone goes to do lone stranger please take care. It might be worth taking a leaf blower and broom to clean it up a bit, it is covered in dirt due to recent clearing of trees from the ledge above and the resulting destabilisation of the dirt on the ledge. This will likely be a long term problem.
Hey Daz, a friendly reminder that there is a CCT members forum (see left hand main menu) that is better suited to raising issues - such as this - that may inadvertently causes secondary access problems when floated in a public space. This generic issue has been a significant problem for climbers in Aus over the last few years. Cheers H
Danger Darren AUTHOR
Thank you for the invite Hamish, I am not a member of the CCT. The issues of individuals cutting down trees in parks and disturbing soils and cliffs in a way that endangers other users of a delicate area probably should be flagged as unacceptable behaviour with significant and long lasting consequences for access and the environment if not stopped. Noting your concerns about unintended consequences, I have the same concerns and am motivated to speak up based on the lack of any appropriate response to this problem despite it being a known issue for some time and the major perpetrators knowing better. I hope you can agree its time to stop accepting people cutting trees, removing vegetation and changing the nature or the cliffs on the mountain this summer. D