The famous, red landmark called the Uluru or Ayers Rock found in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is considered a holy ground by the Anangu people living in the area. The group of Aborigines have collaborated with the government and run the national park since 1985.
Today, tourists are still allowed to climb the Uluru. Back in 1964, the people added chain handhold to make the climb easier. The Anangu people are asking visitors not to climb it I respect for their culture.
It looks like the request has been very effective. A survey back in June shows that only 20% of visitors try to climb the Ayers Rock. This showed a huge decline since 2010. About 74% of visitors tried to climb the sacred rock back in 1990. The park’s management will put up climb counters to be certain of the current figures.