MO: Climbing to better our parks

PARK HILLS, Mo. — Elephant Rocks State Park is safer and cleaner thanks to a group of volunteers from BETA Fund, a club of dedicated outdoor free climbing enthusiasts.

“We partnered with a group called the BETA Fund which is a very dedicated group of outdoor climbing enthusiasts,” Missouri State Parks Natural Resource Manager Bryan Bethel said. “They only free climb with no ropes or other invasive tools.”

Bethel said since the climbers do not use anything that would damage the rocks they are allowed to climb in several Missouri State Parks.

Read the full story from Daily Journal Online.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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