Striking the balance between conservation and recreational values is fraught with difficulty

posted by Dave Reeve

learning from others

We can learn a lot from the experience of the climbing community in the United States. They are a decade or more further down the road than us, and apart from schadenfreude, there is a clear benefit to us in observing their pain as they find the way to cooperate over the development of climbing crags. If we end up making the same mistakes, then we have no one else but ourselves to blame.

The following excellent article in describes how complicated the simple things are –