Climbing to be banned on sacred red rock formation Uluru

Please do not climb Uluru sign

Climbing to be banned on sacred red rock formation Uluru

Signs at the start of the climb ask people to abstain from going up in respect to the traditional law of the Anangu Aboriginal people, the custodians of the land.

The closure of the climb in 2019 will mark 34 years since Uluru and the surrounding area was handed back to its traditional owners.

"The climb is a men's sacred area, the men have closed it", chairman of the management board of the national park Sammy Wilson said today.

M - Uluru will be closed to climbers after the board of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park voted to close the climb to the summit of the rock, Sidney Morning Herald said.

"Over the years (traditional owners) Anangu have felt a sense of intimidation as if someone is holding a gun to our heads to keep it open".

And the date of October 26 was chosen because it's an anniversary; on October 26 in 1985, custodianship of the park was transferred back to its Aboriginal owners, the Anangu.

"This decision is for both Anangu and non-Anangu together to feel proud about; to realise, of course it's the right thing to close it".

Figures from Parks Australia indicated only 16 per cent of visitors to the park made the climb between 2011 and 2015, down from about 74 per cent in the 1990s. "Let's come together; let's close it together". We welcome tourists here.

(She said it was "a tribute to the greatness of the Rock", not an act of disrespect.) There have also been reports of people defecating on the sacred site.

According to Parks Australia, the climb is the traditional route taken by Mala on their arrival at Uluru, and the path is of great significant to Anangu. More than 30 people have died attempting the climb.

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