Access Issue: 2017 Raptor Closures Details

Description

The South Face of Arthur's Rock is an incredible, 150-200 foot, overhanging, granite dome. Fort Collins locals have climbed on this obvious cliff ever since Lory State Park opened in 1975.

The climbing on Arthur's Rock is generally traditional in nature, with most climbs following obvious crack systems with ample natural protection.

Thanks to the work of the NCCC with Lory State Park (LSP), a Fixed Anchor Initiative has been put in place. This initiative allows for the replacement of old anchors and installation of fixed anchors for new routes through an application process.

Please consult the Lory State Park Rock Climbing guide for more information:
nococlimbing.org/guidebooks…

RAPTOR CLOSURE MARCH 15 - JULY 31
The closure is for peregrine's nesting/breeding on the South wall of Arthur's, above the trail. Essentially all routes east of, and including, The Great Corner will be affected, to include the climber's descent "trail".

All routes west of The Great Corner are unaffected by the present closure.

Getting There

To reach the South Face, hike up the ArthurÂ’s Rock Trail for about 45-60 minutes. After you pass the Childbirth and Valhalla Boulders, the South Face is in view and off the trail on climberÂ’s right.

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I lost a pair of I think size 8 Scarpa rock climbing shoes. Tey are yellow, and if found, call 970-222-4401. Thanks. Mar 24, 2014
Ben Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Ben Scott   Fort Collins, CO
Yes, most of the South Face is closed until the end of July.
The closure involves all routes from the Great Corner to Sunday Morning Comedown.

Blackish Blobs, Excellent Adventure, Tears of a Clown, Gravities Rainbow and all of the bouldering are open during the closure.

Please respect the closure and have fun up there!

-NCCC Jun 13, 2016