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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Upcoming Meeting Highlights Guided Climbing Commercial Services Strategy In Rocky Mountain National Park

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Date: July 1, 2014
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently undergoing a review and analysis of contracting practices and policies regarding commercial guided climbing at the park.  This summer, an updated commercial services strategy for guided climbing is being developed and park staff are seeking stakeholder input.

Anyone interested in guided climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park is encouraged to attend a public meeting on Tuesday, July 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the American Mountaineering Center, 710 10th St, in Golden, Colorado.

The goals of this meeting are to help staff better understand the demand for guided climbing services at the park and find opportunities to meet the needs of visitors and the guided climbing community.  Key questions that will be asked include:

* Should there be more guided climbing at Rocky Mountain National Park? Why?

* How has the climbing community and the commercial guided climbing industry changed in the past 5, 10, 20 years?

* How might the National Park Service structure guided climbing services in the park to best fit the demand of visitors?

* What are effective ways of promoting clean climbing?  What works and what does not?

The meeting is open to the public; all are welcome to provide input for the future of commercial guided climbing services in Rocky Mountain National Park.

For further information or to provide input on the commercial services strategy for guided climbing please contact the park's Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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