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Climbers Being Fined in France for Not Staying Home

Some climbing have been fined in popular climbing areas

The climber’s site 8a.nu noted that climbers in Ceuse and Fontainebleau have received fines for climbing during the nationwide lock downs. It’s illegal for people to leave home in France except for essential work, doctors’ visits, daycare, going to the grocery store and taking care of the elderly.

The Jausiers High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon posted a photo of climbers on Facebook and warned that any injuries could lead to taking a hospital bed from someone with coronavirus. They will now be giving climbers fines to discourage people from going out.

In Canada, most parks and climbing areas are closed. As people across the country are told to stay home and travelling is not recommended, climbers should not be heading to crags or boulderfields.