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Arches National Park Revises List of Temporary Climbing Route Closures

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Date: July 29, 2013
Contact: Mark Miller, 435-719-2130

The following climbing route in Arches National Park is again open to rock climbing:

Harkonnen Castle (Dune), located on Ham Rock in the Garden of Eden area of the park.


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

Highway 191

Canyonlands by Night

Aug 31, 2013

El Second

The Coup

Klondike Bluffs

Klondike Bluffs Crack

Aug 31, 2013

Klondike Bluffs, The Bouquet

Route One

Route Two

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?

Detail of petroglyph panel

Native Americans never inhabited Arches on a year-round basis, though they certainly roamed the area searching for wild game, useful plants and rocks for tool-making. Petroglyphs near Wolfe Ranch are thought to have been created by Indians from the Ute/Paiute cultures. More...