The Ecopoint concept extends the notion of redpoint by including the approach by fair means (public transport, bike, boat, foot):
The Story of Ecopoint
In 2020, after climbing the tradroute ‘Prinzip Hoffnung’ by public transport, Lena Müller had the idea to give this sustainable approach to climbing a name. The reason being that language shapes our thoughts and cultures – including our climbing culture. Hence creating new terms could support our actions, such as our approach to climbing. She suggested the term greenpoint, not being aware that the term already existed. Together with Sofie Paulus they now want to introduce this concept under the name ecopoint to raise awareness and promote sustainable climbing.