Please be outside of the gate at Pinnacle Peak Park prior to park closing
City staff has requested that climbers comply with the posted park closure hours at Pinnacle Peak Park. This âhardâ closure requirement was part of the negotiated agreement between climbers and the City of Scottsdale that allowed Pinnacle Peak Park to open and that rock climbing can continue.
Under the closure requirements, all users, including rock climbers, MUST be outside of the gates. It doesnât matter where you parked. If you are âinsideâ the gate at park closure, which adjusts seasonally, you are âtrespassingâ. There is a good chance that you will be confronted by Scottsdale police and cited. The security guards at nearby housing developments have routinely been calling the police if they see anyone âinside the gate.â Last week a police officer told Park staff that this was his 9th citation to climbers this year.
Quite a few climbers have experienced this unpleasantness. There are NO valid excuses. Therefore, City staff recommends wrapping up you climbing and being on the trail back to the parking lot and outside the gate well in advance of the closing. It will take at least 20 minutes from Pinnacle Peak crags and 30 minutes from Y-Crack and Cactus Flower crags.