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The Chaser Just Tried To Scale A Catholic Church Amid The Climbing Uluru Debate

The Chaser Just Tried To Scale A Catholic Church Amid The Climbing Uluru Debate

While many people think The Chaser finished up ages ago, the hilarious comedy group is still making us laugh today.

Fresh off the back of their Cardinal George Pell stunt, they've set their sights on something higher.

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As Aussies continue to argue whether it's okay to climb Uluru, a rock formation that's incredibly sacred to Aboriginal Australians, The Chaser has tried to show what a Western equivalent would look like.

Julian Morrow decided to head to St John's Cathedral in Canberra and see if he could scale it and get to the top.

They've labeled the building a 'sacred pile of rocks', which, at it's most basic level, is exactly what it is and is.

As he arrived at the site, carrying a massive climbing rope, you can see the staff at the church utterly perplexed with what he's doing.

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One person looks at the priests and says: "Do you know about this galah there?"

Sadly for The Chaser team, the police were called and they politely told him he couldn't, in fact, climb a Catholic church.

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Credit: The Chaser/Facebook
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When the cops told Julian to come down he replied: "We don't need to respect the owner's wishes do we? It's just there's a really good photo up the top."

Eventually he's asked to leave the premises and joked that climbing Uluru is probably easier.

The team have struck at the heart of this debate, which has been fuelled over the last few weeks by people like One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who vehemently defends her 'right' to climb the rock.

She has been upset that a climbing ban is going to be installed in October, effectively stopping anyone from going onto the sacred site ever again.

In a bid to show why it was so important for Aussies to disregard Aboriginal people's wishes and scale Uluru, Ms Hanson attempted to walk to the top last week.

It was a stunt that divided people, however footage revealed Ms Hanson getting stuck as she was coming down because of the steep decline.

After experiencing this little mishap, the politician agreed that the ban should come into effect, only from a safety point of view - if they could make it safer then she's all good about people continuing to climb it.

Ms Hanson, like other Australians, believe it's their birthright to climb the rock because it's part of our country. That's despite Aboriginal Australians saying for decades now that it's disrespectful and hurtful to see people climb it because it's part of their identity.

Featured Image Credit: The Chaser/Facebook

Topics: Viral, Community, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.