Protect the rock: Read our updated Sandstone Code of Practice

Posted by Rob Dyer on 21/06/2017

How to protect Southern Sandstone while enjoying its unique, esoteric climbing. We've just launched a newly updated booklet giving advice on how to minimise your impact whilst climbing on Southern Sandstone.

Home to many unique and much loved crags, (many of which have been proving grounds for some of the UK’s top climbers) and given its proximity to so many people in the south east the crags of this area are incredibly popular and for good reason.

However given the very soft nature of the rock, anyone climbing on these crags needs to be aware of a number of different things to ensure a great day out on the rock without damaging the routes.

DOWNLOAD: The new Southern Sandstone Code of Practice here

This booklet tells you everything you need to know for a great day out whilst looking after the rock for current and future generations. The Southern Sandstone Code of Practice is now available as a download or hard copy from local walls or through the BMC Shop

WATCH: Our Southern Sandstone skills series on BMC TV


The Access and Conservation Trust

The BMC's charity  the BMC Access & Conservation Trust  promotes sustainable access to cliffs, mountains and open countryside by facilitating education and conservation projects across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

By educating climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers to enjoy outdoor recreation while minimising their impact on the landscape, conserving the UK’s upland resources, and campaigning for improved access rights, ACT enables future generations to continue to enjoy outdoor activities and the physical, mental and social benefits they bring to individual lives and society in general.

READ: More about the recent work of ACT

WATCH: the Mend Our Mountains: Make One Million campaign film


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