Is there anything you would like to change about the current developments in climbing?
Less run-and-jump, dual texture holds and TikTok video ?
Joking aside, with the Olympics and the fast development of commercial gym, there are more and more climbers and the climbing market becomes bigger. Climbing becomes a mainstream activity, the climbing world is changing really fast, and there are lots of thing to do to improve our activity.
Sometimes I’m dreaming of …
… A solid climbing community committed to its activity, more sensitive to environment, spending lots of time outside and be interested in rock climbing ethics as much as performance.
… Climbing gym and outdoor brand contributing to a more sustainable world (both for human and environment)
Where do you see the sport going in the next years, what will change and what is your role going to be in it?
What will be climbing in a +4°C world ?
Years by years, climate change faster, new planet boundaries are reached and inequalities are intensifying. Scientists, activists and new generation alert. It’s more than urgent to change direction, rethink the model of our society and the way we live with each others (humans and non-humans). Today, everyone has the responsibility to act : politics, leaders and citizens. And what about athletes?
Outdoor athletes, we can face everyday the change of the natural world.
Publicized athletes, by story we help to build and promote as a good way to act, we have a large influence on actors of our sport (climbers, brands, associations) and beyond
International athletes, we are also part of the problem because of our travel and our daily presence in the natural world.
We have our role to play !