Climbing Closures

Some areas of the park are permanently closed to rock climbing and bouldering due to their proximity to sensitive resources or private property. Other areas are closed temporarily to protect sensitive wildlife.


Temporary Climbing and Bouldering Closures

Due to raptor nesting:
Towers of Uncertainty (including but not limited to Reef Rock):
in effect until June 15, 2015; or until the nest has been abandoned.

Permanent Climbing and Bouldering Closures

Rock Climbing Routes

  • Energy Crisis, on the east side of Little Hunk formation
  • The Schwarzenegger Wall, at the north end of Rockwork Rock formation
  • Zombie Woof Rock formation
  • The Maverick Boulder formation

Bouldering Problems

  • Pictograph Boulder, at the base of Queen Mountain
  • Shindig, on Indian Cave Boulder
  • Lonely Stones Area #3
  • The Shipwreck formation
  • The entire Indian Wave Boulders circut, except for Native Arete
  • Wormholes, in The Underground

Private Property

  • The private property across from the Hemingway parking area
  • Keys Ranch Visitors to the ranch must be accompanied by a park ranger; scheduled tours are available.

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