As the second month of summer comes to a close, we hope that you’ve gotten a taste of climbing on real rock. Climbing outside is an entirely different shift from climbing in the confines of wooden walls and plastic holds. One important concept every climbing or outdoor enthusiast should follow is Leave No Trace.
The idea is pretty simple. Leave absolutely no trace and minimize your impact on the outdoors.
If you brought it out with you, it must leave with you.
Stay on the marked trails and avoid trampling on vegetation.
Respect the wildlife, they were there before you.
Keep your overall footprint at the base of a boulder or route relatively small.
Brush excessive chalk and all tick marks off the rock.
Pick up the smallest pieces of tape.
Remove garbage that’s not even yours.
Be conscious of how you interact with the outdoors. Let's protect Mother Nature as best as we can. Together, we can help preserve outdoor climbing for the time being and future generations to come.
For more information, you can visit the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics’ website. https://lnt.org/
Leave us a comment below to share your favorite LNT Ethic Practice.