Annual Rock Climbing Closure Update
Rock climbing closures at Moro Rock in Sequoia National Park, and Chimney Rock in Kings Canyon National Park have been lifted. We thank you for your cooperation as we worked to protect nesting peregrine falcons.
Peregrine falcons historically nested on Moro Rock, and since nearing extinction due to DDT, they are back! Peregrines can be very sensitive to human activity around their nest area and may abandon the nest if disturbed. Nest sites will be monitored to provide current information on nesting and to ensure prompt re-opening of these areas. Closures are subject to changes based on current nesting status.
By respecting closures, you play an active role in the conservation of these amazing birds.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks are a great place to climb. The rock here is similar to Yosemite in quality. One can enjoy an endless variety of climbs from easy to extremely challenging-without the crowds and pressure of more famous climbing areas. Outstanding routes include the Obelisk, Grand Sentinel, and Chimney Rock. Most climbs require at least a day's hike in.
Kings Canyon climbs
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