Climbing Group Size Information

Rock Climbers
In order to limit impact to the Bridge Buttress climbing area, climbing trips will be limited to a maximum of fifteen (15) individuals per trip, including the guide(s), with a guest-to-guide ratio not to exceed four (4) guests to one (1) guide.

The Bridge Buttress designated climbing area includes: The Ogre; The Pinnacle; North Bridge Wall; Central Bridge Wall; The Roc; South Bridge Wall; Bridge Buttress; Rock Shelter Cave; Overlook Buttress; The Rostrum.

Two groups of fifteen may climb in the Bridge Buttress Climbing Complex at the same time as long the two groups are climbing separately, with one group being in The Pinnacle climbing area and the other group being in any of the other climbing areas of the Bridge Buttress Climbing Complex.

In order to limit the impact to all other designated climbing areas, climbing trips will be limited to a maximum of ten (10) individuals per trip, including the guides(s), with a guest-to-guide ratio not to exceed four (4) guests to one (1) guide. Guest count will include individuals in the group watching the climbing activity.

Operators are limited to four trips per day park-wide (with two groups of fifteen climbing at the same time at the two separate climbing areas in the Bridge Buttress Climbing Complex, as outlined above, being considered one trip).

Groups accessing designated climbing areas must be actively involved in rock climbing/rappelling activities and not utilizing the climbing access areas for guided/group hiking.

Last updated: December 8, 2017

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