To the climbing community:
Our organizations had originally planned to distribute the following COVID-19 climbing guidelines at an earlier date. When George Floyd’s murder and the collective response to police brutality gripped the nation, we decided to delay publishing in order to not take up space from the Black Lives Matter movement. The crisis of violence against Black Americans has existed for hundreds of years and still remains. The much more recent COVID-19 health crisis also continues. With more and more climbers heading outdoors again, we felt the responsibility as local climbing organizations to provide educational materials in order to advocate for safe climbing experiences. MAC continues to stand in solidarity with our Black members, volunteers, and community members in the fight for justice.