Climbing Route Closures

ANNUAL CLOSURES FOR PROTECTION OF NESTING RAPTORS

EFFECTIVE MARCH 15 THROUGH JULY 15

 
BLCA Climbing Closure Map
 
 

The following areas and routes are closed to public use for the protection of nesting Peregrine falcons:

Serpent Point and adjacent walls within one-half mile, including the top of the walls 50 feet away from the rim edge. This does not include developed trails and overlooks.

All climbing routes on the Painted Wall are closed, including:

  • Southern Arete
  • Journey Through Mirkwood
  • Forrest-Walker
  • Stratosfear
  • The Serpent
  • Dragon Route
  • Climb Bold or Fly (Beyer Route)
  • Northern Arete

Climbing routes on the south rim wall across from Painted Wall are open.


Additionally, the following routes upstream from Echo Canyon, including the top of the walls 50 feet away from the rim edge, are closed:

  • Me, Myself & My Ego
  • Kill 'Em All
  • The Black Buttress
  • Deadman's Walk

Hiking within Echo Canyon is allowed.

 

SOUTH CHASM VIEW WALL


Though climbing routes on South Chasm Wall previously closed due to potential for extreme rock fall event 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: July 1, 2019

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