Climbing Route Closures

The Painted Wall
The Painted Wall

NPS photo by Lisa Lynch

ANNUAL CLOSURES FOR PROTECTION OF NESTING RAPTORS


EFFECTIVE MARCH 15 THROUGH JULY 15

The following areas and routes are closed to public use:

Serpent Point and adjacent walls within one-half mile, including the area above the listed wall(s) from the canyon edge extending for 50 ft. away from the canyon but not including developed trails and overlooks. Climbing routes included in this closure: East Arete, West Arete, Forrest Walker, Stratosfear, and The Dragon.

Additionally, all climbing routes on the canyon wall upstream from Echo Canyon are closed except for: The North Shore, BLOSAR, Black in Action, Black Addict Variation, Wild Bills Wall and Black Cloud. Hiking within Echo Canyon is allowed.


June 15, 2017 UPDATE: The climbing routes Southern Arete, Journey Through Mirkwood, and Forrest-Walker are now open on the Painted Wall.

Last updated: June 19, 2017

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