Temporary Partial Closure of Cave Valley Climbing Area for Nesting Raptors - Effective 03/07/2021
To protect a sensitive species in the area, the upper portion of the Cave Valley Climbing Area is temporarily closed to entry. The closure area includes technical climbing walls known as Wreckage Wall, Twin Towers and other unnamed routes in the upper canyon. This closure additionally prohibits drone use within ½ mile of the area. The lower portion of the climbing area will remain open to public use, including rock climbing, for the duration of this closure. The named climbing walls remaining open include: Memorial Wall, Surf Tower, Tilting Vortex, The Patio, Scale Wall, Horseshoe Canyon and Horse Poo Canyon. This temporary closure is expected to last three to four months and will be rescinded when appropriate.
The State Rec Area closes at dusk - most parking areas are self-paid
Most of Auburn SRA is open from 7 am to sunset. Leave early enough to be off the trails before dusk. Most parking requires self registration fees in cash envelopes (or annual state park passes), and is enthusiastically enforced. Check the Auburn State Recreation Area website at parks.ca.gov/?page_id=502
for current information. Note that the park's policy is that technical roped climbing is only permitted in the Cave Valley/Quarry area - outside the fenced private quarry at the back. Unroped climbing - aka bouldering or DWS - is allowed everywhere with a safe landing.