AZWCC Virtual Town Hall: Problematic Climb Names

The AZWCC will be hosting a virtual town hall on July 9 at 6 p.m. where the community will address the topic of problematic route names in Arizona. A panel of developers will be discussing the issue of route names that are offensive or degrading to a particular group of people or an experience directly related to a group of people.

The goals of this meeting are as follows:

  1. Discuss route names that are potentially damaging to particular groups of people
  2. Discuss potential methods of changing existing route names in an ethical manner
  3. Create communication between the general climbing public and developers
  4. Increase support for developers and route maintenance organizations
  5. Increase empathy for individual climbing experiences that differ from our own

We understand this topic is divisive with a wide range of varying opinions. The mission of this meeting is to create dialogue within our community on this difficult topic. Your opinion and your voice MATTERS.

We will be releasing the results of the surveys prior to the event. Thanks to all the members of the community who have contributed to this conversation so far. We hope to see you at the town hall!