Climbing Route Closures

Seasonal Raptor Closures

From March 15 through July 15, the following areas may be closed to all public use each year:

  • North Rim: Serpent Point and adjacent walls within one-half mile, including the area above the listed wall(s) from the canyon edge extending for 50 feet (15.2 m ) away from the canyon. Climbing routes included in this closure are: Southern Arete, West Arete, Forrest Walker, Journey through Mirkwood, Stratosfear and Dragon, Climb Bold or Fly, and Northern Arete.
  • South Rim: The following routes upstream from Echo Canyon, including the top of the walls 50 feet (15.2 m) away from the rim edge: Me, Myself & My Ego, Kill ‘Em All, The Black Buttress, and Deadman’s Walk. Climbing routes which are located near any newly established or newly discovered cliff nesting raptor nests may be temporarily closed.

Other closures may be needed to protect nesting raptors per the park’s raptor nest standard operating procedure.

BLCA Climbing Closure Map

South Chasm View Wall

South Chasm View Wall climbing routes previously closed due to potential for extreme rock fall are now open. Climbers should be aware of the possibility of large scale movement at any time. The Geological Resource Division will continue to monitor the situation.

Last updated: May 20, 2024

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