Handley Rock Park Climbing
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Access Issue: Trails are closed from sunset to 6:00 am. Details
A medium-large rock located in the middle of a fairly hilly residential area. Bouldering, sport, and TR climbs exist. The park is private property, although the Access Fund established an easement in the early 1990s specifically for climbing. This easement limit climbers to 8 maximum in the park at a time, and only between sunrise and sunset - staying in the park after dark is illegal, and trespassers are actively prosecuted! Local landowners are generally supportive of climbers, but have had substantial problems with non-climbers misusing the park. Please be considerate and spend 15 minutes at the end of your day picking up trash and packing it out - in addition to creating a nicer climbing experience it goes a long way to preserving good relations with the local community and the land manager. The closure on the third weekend of every month was removed some years ago. The HRA may still close the park temporarily when graffiti / drunken vandalism gets too out of hand, but that's on an as-needed basis, and is not intended to prevent climbing (the HRA are generally happy with / supportive of climbers, especially if they help manage the trash situation). The rock is sandstone similar to that in the castle rock area. There are a decent variety of routes, ranging from 5.7 to 5.12, plus bouldering up to v6.
Classic Climbing Routes at Handley Rock Park
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