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The Climber's Pact

Are you willing to stand up for our climbing areas?

As climbers, we have a personal stake in the health of our outdoor landscapes—without them, we have no place to climb. But as our sport continues to grow in popularity, we are loving our climbing areas to death. Join us in making a few minor adjustments to your climbing practice that will protect our outdoor landscapes and the climbing experience we love. The future of our sport depends on it.

Commit to The Climber's Pact:

  • Be considerate of other users
  • Park and camp in designated areas
  • Dispose of human waste properly
  • Stay on trails whenever possible
  • Place gear and pads on durable surfaces
  • Respect wildlife, plants, soils, and cultural resources
  • Clean up chalk and tick marks
  • Minimize group size and noise
  • Pack out all trash, crash pads, and gear
  • Learn the local ethics for the places you climb
  • Respect regulations and closures
  • Use, install, and replace bolts responsibly

Dive Deeper

Local Ethics

How to not piss off the locals. Learn More


Park like a champ to preserve access. >>Learn More


Everyone does it. Learn how to do it right. >>Learn More


This isn't the Wild West. Respect rules and closures. Learn More


Don't be a junk show. Keep it tight. Learn More


What every climber needs to know about fixed anchors. Learn More

Be Nice

Don't be a jerk. You represent climbers. Learn More


Rolling six deep? Keep a low profile. Learn More


The best campsites are found, not made. >>Learn More


Don't go rogue—trails are there for a reason. >>Learn More


Respect and not disturb the treasures of our history. Learn More


Don't leave behind evidence of your ascent. Brush it off. Learn More

Pack. It. Out.

That includes micro trash and fruit peels. Learn More

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