Petition update

The first 24 hours.

Peter Crane
Brisbane, Australia

Apr 6, 2017 — Hi everyone,

24 hours have gone by since I started this petition. I thought we might get a few hundred signatures at best, but within a single day, we're at nearly 8000 [UPDATE: Over 10,000!]. I've never been more proud to be a part of this community.

So what's happened in the last 24 hours? Has this petition been a lot of hot air or have we actually seen some progress? I'm proud to announce that the wheels are indeed turning. Climbers competiting at the Meiringen World Cup have taken to the stage and protested with red cards before IFSC officials (an amazing photo by The Circuit Climbing is shown above). It is my understanding that conversations are taking place behind the scenes aimed at rethinking this issue. Nothing is set in stone, but this definitely represents a big step in the right direction.

What have I learned? Climbers are tough. If we fall down, we chalk up and get back on again.

Keep standing up for inclusivity and fairness in this amazingly unique sport. To everyone competiting in Meiringen, we wish you all the best :)

Peter Crane.

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