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Maverick Buttress Closure - Long Canyon
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Apr 3, 2013
Is it true that Maverick is closed from 4/1 to 8/15? JenH
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Not sure. I've never heard about that before. I bet Sam Lightner Jr knows... claytown
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Apr 3, 2013
"Seasonal closures are in effect annually in Long Canyon and at Chimney Rock to prevent disturbance of nesting and fledging raptors from March 1st – August 31st"


blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/grand_stai...
Micahisaac
From Longmont, CO
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Apr 3, 2013
Good thing Maverick isn't in Grand Staircase Natl. Monument.

JLH wrote:
Is it true that Maverick is closed from 4/1 to 8/15?


No.
ben jammin
From Moab, UT
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Apr 3, 2013
Though.. While on the topic.

blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/monticello...
ben jammin
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Apr 3, 2013
MIYG wrote:
Good thing Maverick isn't in Grand Staircase Natl. Monument. No.


sorry for the misinformation, I looked at the wrong "Long Canyon" when searching what I thought was strictly the BLM Moab site.
Micahisaac
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Apr 4, 2013
OP might want to change the misleading thread title. ddriver
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Apr 4, 2013
mountainproject.com/v/maverick...

maverick buttress in THIS long canyon
JenH
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Apr 5, 2013
per an email response from BLM



Your Question: Is there a closure of Maverick Buttress in Long Canyon off Potash Road in effect?



BLM Answer: Maverick Buttress is denied to commercial climbing because it is in the heart of desert bighorn sheep country (as you may know, it is right next to an important bighorn sheep watering location).



While the Buttress is not closed to private climbing, we do ask private climbers to choose another climb during the lambing season (April 15 through June 15). I must reiterate that this is merely a request -- it is not a closure.




Please let me know if you have further questions,




Katie Stevens

Moab BLM

435-259-2172
JenH
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Apr 5, 2013
Thanks for posting, JLH. Good to know about the lambing season. Erik W
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Apr 5, 2013
The original issue was spawned by a sign where the trail meets the road. Sign indicates "No permitted climbing activities from April 1st-August 15th.

so the question was really how do the land managers define "Permitted climbing activities."

OP either contacted the BLM or someone from the BLM is on MP....suprised? you shouldn't be, the BLM and other agencies gather information on these types of cites/forums.

Props to Moab BLM and the OP! Great thread and good info. Be considerate of the Bighorn and help preserve access!
Ryan Kempf
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Apr 5, 2013
I didn't know about the sign. I've never heard of the BLM shutting down Longs for wildlife hence my question. I deleted my post. Thanks for clarifying. ben jammin
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Apr 5, 2013
MIYG it's all good. Sign is fairly new. Ryan Kempf
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