Middle Area Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||JJ Schlick on May 24, 2015|
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Access Issue: Peregrine Falcons Details
This area is now a Forest Service observed Peregrin Falcon nesting site. If you see falcons please give them plenty of space, and do not climb anywhere near their nest. You’ll know all about it if they are actively nesting as they are perhaps one of the most vocal birds in these woods. Though removed from the endangered species list and considered a stable population, they remain a protected species under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and The Forest Service has the authority to effect closures for Peregrine Falcons because they are listed on the regionally generated Sensitive Species list. This list was updated in 2012 and comes down from the Southwest Regional Office in Albuquerque with input from the Game and Fish Dept. It’s always good to remember that while these crags entertain us immensely, it is home to a wide variety of animals. Temporary closures may be effected if it is determined necessary for the protection of vulnerable chicks.
The gateway to The Main Wall, this area is packed with charm, striking steep lines, and the hardest routes up here! Please be considerate with your gear, as the trail unfortunately serves double duty as belay areas. This sector includes all routes climber's left of entrance trail south until the route just beyond the bobble routes where the wall gets chossy.
Classic Climbing Routes at Middle Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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