Per the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Taos Field Office's (blm.gov/office/taos-field-o…
) 2012 Taos Resource Management Plan (RMP) (bit.ly/2Kab3HO
), "Installation of new rock climbing routes or hardware will require pre-approval by the BLM." The RMP is the document that guides all the BLM management in a given field office. Climbers are asked to respect this guidance and not install new bolts or fixed hardware on Taos Field Office BLM land without pre-approval from the BLM. NM CRAG (nmcrag.org/
) is currently working with the BLM Taos Field Office to establish specific guidance for new route development in the district and they hope to have a formal process in the near future.