Peregrine Closures Update


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Social climber
Apr 26, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
Thanks for your reply, Clint!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 1, 2013 - 11:36pm PT

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
May 2, 2013 - 03:36am PT

An amazing bird.....

As Andy F has alluded we get our crag closures here in the UK as well, and the population has increased as a result. But many seem to prefer living in the city though - more pigeons, more ledges and generally warmer than the countryside.

I once had a pigeon fly through a group I was sat in at a lakes crag, followed in short order by a Peregrin. A brief dogfight followed in the Cwm below us which the Peregrin won. It was just fannying about really!

Mark's photo of the Peregrine on his bivi ledge was so cool!



Mountain climber
pac northwest
Sep 26, 2013 - 08:49am PT
All birdies are awesome...

It pisses me off Access Fund tries to campaign to reopen certain spots closed to climbing. I'm going to be campaigning on my own, with local government, to keep them closed. Suck it up, schmucks. Your fake "experts" will not change the closures and you won't be allowed to harass the birds--just like you don't want strangers walking through your room at home, birds don't want your egotistical, entitled self climbing around them, and not just during nesting season. Those who campaign to reopen...hope one day you'll get a taste of what it's like to be driven out of your place, land and life.

San Jose, CA
Apr 16, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
Any Update for Arch rock closure this year?
Last year Main Arch rock was reopen April 15...

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Apr 16, 2014 - 03:37pm PT
I almost just pooped myself! I have a plan to climb NA this year and read that and thought it was current and it said that NA will be closed!!! thats some good news that this post is from 2013!!!!!

current info:!!!!!!

Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection
March 1, 2014
The peregrine falcon is a fully protected species in California and a special status species in Yosemite due to its sensitivity to disturbance during the nesting season. To protect this species, the superintendent of Yosemite National Park is designating peregrine nesting cliffs as areas closed to visitor use, including climbing and slack-lining activities, until peregrine chicks have fledged and dispersed from those areas in 2014. By order of the superintendent of Yosemite National Park and under authority of Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1.5(a) and Section (a)(1): The following areas are identified as cliffs closed to visitor use, including climbing activities, beginning March 1, 2014 and remaining in effect until July 15, 2014, or until further notice:

Arch Rock Area – Lower Merced River Gorge. Closure includes all routes with the following exceptions: routes west of and including “Later” and northeast of and including “Juliette’s Flake” remain open.
B.O.L.T. Wall – Immediately southwest of Leaning Tower. Closure includes all routes on the B.O.L.T. Wall.
El Capitan, Southeast Face – Closure includes all big wall routes between and including “New Dawn,” “Reticent Wall,” “Wall of Early Morning Light,” and “Mescalito.” The first 10 pitches of the closed routes, from the base of El Capitan, remain open.
El Capitan, Southwest Face – Closure includes all routes between and including "Aquarian Wall" east to "Cosmos." The closure also includes the portion of the "Thanksgiving Ledge" between "Aquarian Wall" to "Cosmos." All other portions of the "Thanksgiving Ledge" remain open. The Salathe Wall remains open.
Hetch Hetchy – Closed area includes Wapama Cliff (immediately west of Wapama Falls).
Medlicott Dome (Tuolumne Meadows) – Closure includes all routes between and including “Shambles” to “Bogey Meets Mr. Porcupine.”
Middle Cathedral Rock – Closure includes “North Buttress,” “Direct North Buttress,” “Ho Chi Minh Trail,” and the Kat Walk. At the base, the first 5 pitches remain open.
Rhombus Wall (above Ahwahnee Meadow) – Closure includes all routes west of “Super Slide” to the Ahwahnee Ramps, including all routes on the Rhombus Wall.
The Rostrum (Lower Merced Canyon) – Closure includes “Super Nova” and extends west to all climbing routes on all sides of the Rostrum. The “Jungle Gym” area remains open. Slack-lining is prohibited at the summit and the top of the adjacent cliff.
Yosemite Point – Closure includes all routes between and including “Yosemite Point Buttress” and Yosemite Point Southwest Face, “Min-Ne-Ah.” At the base, the first 5 pitches remain open.
Nest sites will be monitored to provide current information on nesting status and to ensure prompt re-opening of these areas. Closures are subject to change based on current nesting status. Your cooperation in complying with these temporary restrictions is greatly appreciated.

The designation will remain in place until rescinded.
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