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|Administrators:||Bill McKirgan, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide), Emily Roeben|
|Submitted By:||Will McKay on Aug 23, 2013|
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By Joe Stark
Aug 23, 2013
Copied from the Iowa DNR website:
Rock Climbing or Rappelling
Free climbing, and climbing or rappelling activity which uses bolts, pitons, or similar permanent anchoring equipment or ropes, harnesses, or slings is prohibited in state parks and recreation areas, except by persons or groups registered with the person in charge of the area. Individuals participating with groups must each sign a registration form before climbing or rappelling.
Climbing or rappelling is not permitted at the Ledges State Park, Boone County; Dolliver State Park, Webster County; Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine County; Mines of Spain Recreation Area, Dubuque County; Maquoketa Caves State Park, Jackson County; Elk Rock State Park, Marion County and Stone State Park, Woodbury and Plymouth counties
You might be able to get away with bouldering, but there's a good chance that you could get busted for climbing here. Could be a slap on the wrist, could be a fine or having your gear confiscated.
Sounds like a cool place. It's a bummer that the Iowa DNR takes such a hard line on climbing, but in their view these areas weren't acquired with climbers in mind so they have no qualms with telling us no.
By Bill McKirgan
From: Cedar Rapids, IA
Nov 29, 2013
Thank you for pointing this out Joe. The destination title for Wildcat Den has been updated. More details may be included on this page soon.
This is a beautiful place in Iowa and has some excellent short hikes and views.