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Update to List of Temporary Climbing Route Closures

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Date: June 11, 2013
Contact: Mark Miller, 435-719-2130

Effective immediately, the route known as Industrial Disease in the Devils Garden area of the park and the feature known as Tonka Tower (including the feature immediately north of Tonka Tower) in the Windows area of the park are again open to rock climbing. 

The following routes or features inside Arches National Park remain closed to rock climbing to protect sensitive wildlife species in accordance with the authority of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1, Section 1.5(a)(1).  

These closures will remain in effect through the end of the termination date specified below, or until surveys determine associated habitats to be unoccupied by nesting raptors and/or lambing desert bighorn sheep. If surveys determine habitats to be unoccupied by sensitive wildlife, further notice will be given to update the list of temporarily closed climbing routes.

Area

Route name

Termination date

Arches entrance

The Pickle

Aug 31, 2013

Garden of Eden, Ham Rock

Harkened Castle (Dune) (closure applies to entire feature known as Ham Rock)

Aug 15, 2013

Highway 191

Canyonlands by Night

Aug 31, 2013

El Second

The Coup

Highway 191, Cohn's Wall

Cohn's Odyssey

Aug 31, 2013

Left Route

Project One

Project Two

Klondike Bluffs

Klondike Bluffs Crack

Aug 31, 2013

Klondike Bluffs, The Bouquet

Route One

Route Two

Klondike Bluffs, Marching Men

Cuddle bunny Tower

Aug 31, 2013

False Start

North Marcher

Sand Hearse

Unknown Marching Men

Highway 128, Goose Island

Fun Ramp

Aug 31, 2013

The Hyena

Trail of the Navajo

Highway 128, Milano Tower

Pop Tarts

Aug 31, 2013

Highway 128

Escape Route



Did You Know?

Close up of biological soil crust

The dirt is alive! A living crust called "Biological Soil Crust" covers much of Arches and the surrounding area. Composed of algae, lichens and bacteria, this crust provides a secure foundation for desert plants. Please stay on roads and trails to avoid trampling this important resource. More...