Registration is a legal requirement for all persons planning to climb or scramble above the boulder field; register before your climb, and deposit the return slip at the end of each climb. Failure to obtain a permit is subject to citation and fine. This mandatory registration is free and in the best interests of you and the climbing community: it ensures climber safety, documents use of the Tower as a climbing resource, and becomes part of a historical database that has been maintained since 1937.
Registration can be completed at the kiosk in the center of the paved parking area. Complete the left side of the card and keep the right side to deposit after your climb. You may also register in the climbing office, Visitor Center, or administration building.
Climbers are asked to park their vehicles in the lower gravel parking lot. This can be reached by taking a right at the stop sign when they reach the top of the park road.
The park employs climbing rangers, generally from late spring to early fall. Although they are not always in the office (they are climbers, after all), visitors wishing to consult experienced Devils Tower climbers can check in at the building on the west side of the paved parking lot. The climbing office has information on weather, hazards, routes, closures, climbing history and other climbing destinations. You may also contact the climbing office by phone at (307) 467-5283 x632.