Why is a climbing management plan needed?
Purpose of the Plan
The purpose of this plan is to guide the management of rock-based recreation activities for the protection of cultural resources, natural resources, and wilderness character, and to support the public’s desire to enjoy the park through climbing and related activities.
This plan would establish management actions related to rock climbing, bouldering, and related activities, in order to protect cultural and natural resources, comply with the Wilderness Act, and provide for a breadth of quality rock-based recreation experiences. Objectives include:
StoryMap for the Climbing Management Plan
Learn more about the why the park is developing a climbing management plan, proposed actions, and more in this StoryMap.
Climbing Style Categories and Style Categorization by Treatment Area
Climbing style categories would inform decision making on the installation or replacement of fixed anchors on routes in wilderness. In the link below is a description of the climbing style categories and the proposed style categorizations for the North Astro Dome, South Astro Dome, and the Geo Tour treatment areas.
Last updated: June 6, 2023