Thousands flock to Uluru before climbing is banned on October 26

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Unbelievable scenes at Uluru as thousands of people flock to the sacred rock to climb it days before controversial ban is enforced Thousands are flocking to Uluru to climb the sacred rock before October 26 ban  Videos from the scene show huge lines of tourists slowly making their way up   One Australian climber filmed his ascent and posted the video on social media

By Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 00:26 BST, 2 October 2019 | Updated: 01:04 BST, 2 October 2019

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Thousands of people are flocking to Uluru to climb the sacred rock before the practice is banned on October 26.

Videos from the scene show huge lines of tourists slowly making their way up the monolith, formerly known as Ayers Rock. 

One Australian climber filmed his ascent and posted the video on social media.

Thousands are flocking to Uluru to climb the sacred rock before the practice is banned on October 26

Thousands are flocking to Uluru to climb the sacred rock before the practice is banned on October 26

'Here we are with the rest of the deplorables,' he said sarcastically of the other climbers. 

He then panned the camera to show a large line of people making their way up the red rock from the cars parked at the bottom. 

It was announced in November 2017 that climbing Uluru, considered a sacred site by the local Anangu people, would be banned from October 26, 2019.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park's board of management, made up of a majority of Aboriginal traditional owners, unanimously decided to close the climb.

Traditional owner and board chairman Sammy Wilson said on behalf of the Anangu people it was time to do so.

'We've talked about it for so long and now we're able to close the climb,' Mr Wilson said. 'It's about protection through combining two systems, the government and Anangu.

Since July thousands of tourists have been making the pilgrimage to central Australia.

Videos from the scene show huge lines of tourists slowly making their way up the monolith, formerly known as Ayers Rock

Videos from the scene show huge lines of tourists slowly making their way up the monolith,

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