Our climbing areas are often polluted with trash. Whether it was left by climbers, bypassers or weekend drinkers, it shouldn't be there, so we organise and support cleaning events. These events are at no cost for the event organiser or for the participants.
For 2020 we have the following provisional cleaning schedule:
- May 2nd - Fontainebleau cleanup in cooperation with Monk Climbing Gyms- CANCELED DUE TO CORONO OUTBREAK
- May 21st - Cleanup during King of Kanzi festival in Austria- CANCELED DUE TO CORONO OUTBREAK
- June 6th - Cleanup during Climbing Festival Austria - CANCELED DUE TO CORONO OUTBREAK
- June 13th - NL cleanup Schiekade the Netherlands - done
- June 20th - NL cleanup Blok op Zuid the Netherlands - done
- September - Cleanup during Drill&Chill festival Bosnia-Herzegovina - exact date TBD
- October - Cleanup in Belgium in cooperation with USAC - exact date TBD
The schedule above is of course dependent on the state of the COVID-19 Corona outbreak. We will of course put human health over cleaning climbing areas, so if there is a risk of spreading this virus, we will cancel the event.
Aftermovie Clean Climber #1 NL cleanup 2020
Due to COVID-19, we couldn't do cleanups in Austria as planned. But due to this same virus that made climbing gyms to close, we crowded our outdoor climbing spots. So we cleaned those spots up!
Aftermovie Clean Climber #6 Fontainebleau 2019
The last cleaning event took place in the wonderful woods of Fontainebleau in France. The forest was actually quite clean, so no semi-cars this times but still plenty small pieces of floating plastic as well as a long-forgotten lunch container.
Aftermovie Clean Climber #4&5 Banja Luka & Baile Herculane 2019
The big Clean Climber trip saw us cleaning two climbing areas (Kameni Most and Skubalj) during the Drill&Chill festival close to Banja Luka/Bosnia-Herzegovina. After that, we went to the HCO climbing festival in the beautiful valley of Baile Herculane in Romania.
Aftermovie Clean Climber #3 Ettringen 2019
In March 2019, Clean Climber returned to Ettringen, Germany. After the last cleanup we saw that there was a need for more cleaning. Together with the USAC student climbing club more trash was removed including almost an entire car, the mayor came by to thank us for our efforts.
Aftermovie Clean Climber #2 Banja Luka 2018
In September 2019, Clean Climber went to Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina, to clean a crag during the Drill&Chill festival. Villagers above the crag dumped their garbage over the edge as they had no container to dispose their waste. Together with the locals we cleaned the climbing area and secured a trash container that is regularly emptied by the local government.
Aftermovie Clean Climber #1 Ettringen 2018
In August 2018, Clean Climber organised its first cleaning event in Ettringen, Germany. The climbing area is located in what used to be a mine, then an illegal dump before people started climbing there. The climbing area was under threat of being closed for climbers, but thanks to the efforts of DAV-Koblenz and Clean Climber, the area is still open for climbers.