Seasonal Raptor Closure starts Jan 15 each year; No top access - private land MORE INFO >>>
SEASONAL RAPTOR CLOSURE TAKES EFFECT JAN 15 EACH YEAR. The golden eagle nesting season is underway and climbers continue to demonstrate 100% compliance rate with the closure, and we need to make sure to repeat that showing. This closure is mandatory for all users groups including climbers and hikers, and violators are subject to a ticket and fine. The BLM will be monitoring the territory, which includes all of the crags and the approach trails. The soonest the closure could be partially lifted is May 15th, depending on the nesting scenarios at that time. Please spread the word and stay tuned for updates.
Please respect adjacent private landowners. While the climbing area is mainly BLM, a portion of the cliff and access may be on private property. The mesa on top of the columns is private ranchland. Please do not top out or approach from above to rappel or set top ropes. Local climbers have established a positive relationship with the adjacent private property owners and it is important to maintain their trust for long-term access.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.