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General Climbing Discussion

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New Regulations 6-Oct-2022 At 1:59:53 PM dan_b
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On 6-Oct-2022 gordoste wrote:

>Yes, because they pay more. The problem is viewing parks as a "resource"
>whose economic output needs to be maximised.

Iíd agree a tourist spends more on a single trip, but I believe recurrent users are actually economically more valuable. Iím a relative newcomer but now have well over 10 years of buying fuel, food, pub feeds, Nati pub raffles, gear and camping fees (when I rememberÖ) in the Grampians/Wimmera and have no doubt Iíve spent more over the long run than a single tourist.

A transition to traditional
>owners calling the shots is our best chance to fight back against this,
>but unfortunately the mindset has infected some traditional owners.
I would like to think this is the case, but I am highly, highly sceptical - I actually donít see a scenario where we as climbers benefit from this, admitting that our case is a small one of many, and far from the only consideration.

>>I think the only reasonable response is quiet, considered disobedience.
I think we just give it time, wait for this current government/parks management/local boots on the ground move on and memories will fade, bans will lapse etc. Barring serious injury Iíll still be climbing well after theyíve all gone.

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