GWRN and the closure of Taipan Wall
In the wake of the closure of Taipan Wall – one of the best climbing cliffs in the world – and the much-loved Bundaleer, VL speaks to the Grampians Wimmera Reconciliation Network (GWRN) who have been working to build a dialogue with the Traditional Owners of Gariwerd. GWRN has been in the news due the recent Taipan and Bundaleer closures because GWRN representatives were invited along to the Taipan Wall cultural heritage assessment. For many climbers it may be the first time they’ve heard of GWRN, can you explain the purpose of GWRN, the philosophy of the organisation and what the key challenges for GWRN are?
Following challenges around climbing access in the Grampians National Park in 2019, we came together informally as a group of interested climbers in June last year on the realisation that a crucial conversation with Traditional Owners was needed. We were aware that the frustration of Traditional Owners was growing and that it was time critical to s.... Continue Reading at Vertical Life Mag