People who spend time recreating on our wildlands often become deeply invested in preserving them. While we often celebrate hikers, campers and sportsmen and women for their willingness to get involved in protecting wildlands, we would be remiss if we didn't also acknowledge the climbing community. Climbers love our wildlands and they are a huge asset to the cause of wilderness conservation. To honor the connection between climbers and wildlands, our infographic explores the topic.
P.S. Want more information on climbing? Check out our list of 20 wild places with outstanding rock climbs. Tips on protecting the land while you climb are included.