Climbers and Raptors: How climbing restrictions are set up and managed.
The climbing areas listed below have had seasonal restrictions in the past. Most of these are to protect cliff-nesting raptors during the Spring period. Where possible the latest information is given, but always check signs or brochures at parking lots, trailheads and approach routes. However, because birds can change nest sites or fail to nest a particular year, restrictions may be lifted early or removed entirely. If you need more information before visiting these areas check the web site listed or call the land management agency contact. Closure policies change from year to year. We rely on climber's feedback to keep this list current. If we have it wrong or if our information is out of date, Contact Joan.
Auburn Rock Quarry
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Joshua Tree National Park - http://www.climbingjtree.com
Forgotten Canyon, Indian Cove. Flying Fortress Formation, Wonderland of Rocks - restriction extends from Feb. 1- June 31st. These restrictions were only implemented in 1998 - Check with the Park Service for the latest info. Contact: Joshua Tree Visitor center Tel: 760 367 5500.
Restriction from March 1- October 30, include Eagle Buttress due to Raptor nesting. Don't disturb any Eagles, they maybe nesting. Rock is off limit to climbing due to traffic hazards.Contact: Debbie Gaynor - Placerville Ranger Station Tel: 530 644 2324
Mt. Diablo - http://www.nps.gov
Restrictions include Pine Canyon due to Raptor nesting. Don't disturb any hawks or falcons, they maybe nesting (Spring time). Gibiralter Rock is off limit to climbing due to traffic hazards.
Pinnacles National Monument - http://www.pinnacles.org
Restrictions and latest news is posted at http://www.stanford.edu/%7Eclint/pin/index.htm also you can contact: Amy Fesnock, Wildlife Biologist, National Monument Information Center Tel: 831 389 4485 x 223 or check Friends of Pinnacles Web site.
Sonora Pass Highway - http://www.sonorapassclimbing.com
FOR CLIMBERS USING THE TABLE MOUNTAIN/GROTTO AREA: Please review the Sonora Pass Highway web site to find out more information about the cattle gate and parking issues. Poison Oak is prevalent now, be careful and make sure to buy Tecnu. Most drug stores carry it. It can make the difference if you spend much time at the Grotto, White Room, Fissures or Far Side.
Yosemite National Park - http://www.nps.gov/yose/home.htm
3 Restrictions in effect on cliffs including Lower Cathedral, Rhombus Wall, Glacier Point & Hetch Hetchy. Feb. 1st - August 1st. Contact: Steve Thompson - Wildlife Biologist Tel: 209 379 3261.