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|Type:||Sport, 45 ft (14 m)|
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|Shared By:||Walt Whetham on Jul 16, 2015|
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Season Raptor Nesting
This climbing area is shared with raptors that nest on the cliffs. Help us maintain access and please avoid climbing near active nests/ledges that raptors are using. If a raptor is disturbed during nesting season it may exhibit aggressive defensive behaviors like vocalizing or dive-bombing. If you witness this behavior, retreat from your climb immediately and find a location on a different formation or a different part of the wall far enough away from the raptors that they are no longer noticeably agitated. If they remain agitated, then please leave the area immediately.
Raptor awareness is especially important during nesting season from mid-February to late May but needs to be considered through the end of August. Please report disturbed and/or nesting raptors to the Carson National Forest the appropriate district office (see below) and share relevant information here on MP. Human-raptor encounters can have negative impacts for the birds and climbers in the area. The Cason NF wants to maintain climbing access while protecting raptor reproduction and relies on climbers to recreate responsibly and share information in order to avoid the need for formal raptor closures.
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El Rito Ranger District
Start off the ground with a slightly tricky start and pass the first two bolts. You will find yourself in easier territory as you climb right of a nasty poop ledge. Work yourself up into the steep, water-streaked corner. Bring your "grimy beats out of the dungeon" and use your stemming skills to climb past the last bolt, which is the crux.