Conclusion: On days the Climb is Fully open, the proportion of visitors climbing averages 44%!
In its 2010 management plan Parks Australia outlined a series of measures that it would use to justify a ban on climbing. These are outlined in section 6.3.3 (C):
(c) The climb will be permanently closed when:
- the Board, in consultation with the tourism industry, is satisfied that adequate new visitor experiences have been successfully established, or
- the proportion of visitors climbing falls below 20 per cent, or
- the cultural and natural experiences on offer are the critical factors when visitors make their decision to visit the park.
Correspondence from Parks Australia to product manufacturer highlighting issues with counters. This from October 2015, outside the timing of the data provided through our FOI request.