WHAT IS CLIFFCARE?
The Victorian Climbing Club was formed in 1952 and incorporated in 1985. The aim of the club is to promote the sport of climbing. The Victorian CliffCare Trust was set up in 1998 and is administered by the club and in simple terms is the environmental arm of the club.
CliffCare takes the lead when it comes to taking care of the environment in which we climb. An important aspect of maintaining access.
Since 1998, we have employed Australia’s first professional Access and Environment Officer who works in three ways:
1. Education – promoting ‘low impact’ climbing
2. Advocacy – negotiating with land managers to maintain access and re-open popular cliffs
3. Protection – organizing work parties and raising money to preserve the cliff environment
Establishing a special CliffCare Fund allows us to raise money to continue the valuable work we do preserving the cliff environment where you love to climb.
In short? It’s about taking responsibility and looking after the places we love. And love to climb at.
Want to know more? https://cliffcare.org.au/about/mission-and-values/