Climbing Ethics & Safety
Rene Gonzalez / NPS
For centuries climbers have explored the face of this planet and have discovered new ways to visit and learn about our home - especially in national parks. As members of the climbing community we want to ensure that we look after the places that provide us with adventure, challenges, and even memories.
These special places have special rules. We want to make sure we are not part of the problem and are part of the solution that allows us to enjoy these sites for future generations.
Our ethics guide us in looking out for our park resources and assets. Being a great climber is also about being a great steward. Here are a few things that we can all do to perpetuate that these places remain open for everyone.
Did You Know?
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.