Cliffs Victoria is a non-profit voluntary organization of climbers
who maintain the safety of rock climbing areas in Victoria. Dangerous
fixed anchors such as sun damaged slings, worn abseil anchors
and rusty bolts are replaced so that the climb is as safe as on
its first ascent. Environmental concerns are important to Safer
Cliffs Victoria and every means possible is used to camouflage
the replacement fixed anchors so they are less visible than the
original dangerous anchors. Equipment used is to the highest quality
and designed to last for many decades of regular and continued
use. Old fixed anchors that are not being used for modern climbing
will be removed and not replaced. We are not involved in retrobolting
routes without permission from the first ascentionists. Safer
Cliffs Victoria relies entirely on donations of gear, time, equipment
and money to continue work. If you have anything to donate please
contact us at email@example.com
This is an informal group of like-minded climbers who are willing to discuss and give-back to the Victorian climbing community. We can advise on the best bolting practices, cheapest locally available bolts and use community discussion to make sure we are doing the right thing. Please report dangerous anchors by using the forum section of this page or contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We recommend the services of ClimbingAnchors.com who supply bolting equipment across Australia at vastly discounted prices. A percentage of their profits goes towards funding Safer Cliffs Australia projects.
The Victorian Climbing Club has a bolting policy which is worth reading. Read the document here.
DISCLAIMER No single fixed anchor can be guaranteed safe. Natural cliffs are geologically formed places which are constantly changing and as such no anchor placement is always safe. Time, weather and other naturally occurring instances will damage all anchors over time. Safer Cliffs Victoria does not recommend trusting your life to a single anchor. Unless you are willing to take responsibility for your own life then do not rock climb or abseil. Rock climbers do not sue.