Goto Chockstone Home

  Tech Tips

      Sponsored By

Chockstone Photography
Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints

Chockstone Forum - General Discussion

General Climbing Discussion

Topic Date User
Grampians Access 19-Feb-2019 At 12:48:29 PM Goshen
I'll bite.

No-one is suggesting that Aboriginal peoples cannot have exclusive access to art sites, and important cultural sites (to the exclusion of recreational pursuits); and to be honest, throwing the white privilege thing at us constantly is insulting, given that most climbers are highly respectful of traditional groups and aboriginal heritage, as you can see by the comments.

Climbers ARE concerned about being removed from entire areas where no conflict occurs at all.

Regarding the individual sites, the question about the "Gallery" (given Parks Vic knows it as a popular climbing destination, and is not anywhere near artworks) was whether Aboriginal Victoria has actually requested this site to be closed, or whether someone at PV (whom is known to be waging a personal war with climbers) has decided it banned for other reasons.

"Gondwanaland" appears to be mistaken identity (of course it may not be), given it's a blank vertical wall 30mins walk uphill from a known (and caged) art site. If someone at PV has just looked at map, and crossed out the nearest climbing area, it is not doing it's job of protecting actual cultural sites.

Again, in case someone wants to bash me with it...
Climbers are respectful of heritage sites, and are going to be respectful of bans to individual crags where conflict with aboriginal heritage has been identified, but the process so far has been woeful.


There are 41 replies to this topic.


Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Landscape Photos Australia

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.

Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | High Country Mountain Huts | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints