Orion's Bow Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Luke Mehall on Aug 2, 2015|
slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
History (Admin Only): slim edited "Description" Jun 10, 2020
Seasonal Raptor Nesting Climbing Avoidance Areas in effect March 1, 2020 for full details visit: blm.gov/press-release/blm-a…
Beginning March 1-late July, the public will be asked to avoid climbing or hiking in areas where birds are known to nest. The climbing areas that are historically known to have nesting activity are referred to in many climbing guidebooks as:
June 11, 2020 avoidance update:
The Wall, Reservoir Wall, Cat Wall, and the multiple Meat Walls.
BLM biologists will continue monitoring efforts throughout the 2020 season, and the BLM will notify the public once young birds have fledged. Trailhead notices and maps will be updated when the avoidance areas are lifted. The BLM expects the avoidance areas to be lifted prior to the beginning of the fall climbing season.
Signs will also be posted at the main trailheads.
Contact Jason Byrd at the BLM with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indian Creek 2019 info: or the linkblm.gov/press-release/annou….
RAPTOR CLOSURES: please be aware of seasonal raptor closures at the Cat Wall and Reservoir Wall. They occur annually from March 31st until August 31st. *Due to the federal hiring freeze in agencies such as the BLM of Monticello, no official closure for 2017 has been issued and the laws which have been put in place in previous years are not being enforced. Please, for the sake of fragile desert ecology, DO NOT CLIMB at stated walls. These raptors return to the same nesting sites every year to raise their nestlings.
The route is in the process of being re-equipped, the first four bolts are new bomber 1/2 inchers, provided by the ASCA, and the rest of the route has old 1/4 inch bolts, that could reasonably be compared to nails. We got scared and ran out of time in the spring, so we're waiting until the fall to finish the job.
Even when the bolts are bomber this is going to be a heady ride. The climbing feels like 5.11 slab and it really makes you think that this thing was probably put up before sticky rubber existed.
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