This website is intended for land managers, advocates, researchers and planners interested in managing rock climbing areas. This site contains sample documents, contact information of experts across the country, existing planning documents, research and other valuable resources related to the management of rock climbing.
The Issues and Research tab has a large selection of research papers divided into three categories: Resource Issues, Social Issues, and Economics.
Land managers and other interested parties can use this information to learn about the potential effects of outdoor recreation and specifically climbing.
The research will be relevant to anyone interested in the effects of climbing on an area.
Climbing Management Summits
There have been numerous Climbing Management Summits and climbing management themed conferences to date, bringing together land managers, non-profits, and climbers to discuss climbing management practices with the goals of implementing best practices across a wide range of climbing resource related topics. Presentations and resources from these summits and conferences can be accessed on the Summits page.