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Last Chance Canyon, NM
The US Forest Service is currently developing a recreation management plan for Last Chance Canyon and as such has requested that all climbing route development be halted until they have time to draft the plan. The restrictions include no new bolting and no new trails or campsites.
Lawsuit Derails Yosemite National Park Management Plans
On November 3rd a federal judge ruled on a lawsuit filed by the Friends of Yosemite Valley resulting in a stoppage of "all ground disturbing projects in Yosemite" except for some minor road maintenance on the Valley Loop Road.
Lovers Leap, CA
Climbers topping out at Northern California's Lovers Leap may find not the peaceful alpine summit they expected but a roaring dust cloud of off-road motorcycles under a proposal by the El Dorado National Forest.
New River Gorge GMP Update; Lawsuit Challenges Proposed Land Development, WV
National Park Service (NPS) continues its General Management Plan (GMP) process for West Virginias New River Gorge National River. The GMP is the foundation for decision making in the park for the next fifteen to twenty years.
Park Service Begins Management Plan Affecting Climbing and Bouldering Near Newhalem, WA
The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced that it will begin the process of crafting a General Management Plan (GMP) for Ross Lake National Recreation Area which lies adjacent to North Cascades National Park 1 hours north of Seattle.
Pinnacle Peak Park, AZ
Please keep in mind that Pinnacle Peak Park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset. Currently the listed park hours are 6:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The hours are posted at the entrance. If you do not exit the gates of the park prior to closing (or are within the park before opening) you could be subject to arrest and fines for criminal trespassing, a felony in AZ.
Shelf Road: Cactus Cliffs Road Closure, CO
Beginning November 2006 the road leading to the Cactus Cliffs climbing area from Shelf Road will be closed. The BLM has decided to close this steep, un-maintained road due to liability issues and the requests of private property owners along the road.
Indian Creek Update
Thanks in part to a Patagonia Environmental Grant, the pilot program for self management of human waste at Indian Creek nears the end of its 3rd climbing season.
AdkMCo- The Adirondack Mountaineering Coalition
The fall meeting of the Adirondack Mountaineering Coalition is this Saturday, October 14th.
Cave Rock, NV Update:
Access Fund Lawsuit Still Pending, Climbing Remains Closed. Over a year ago in mid-August of 2005 the Access Fund filed its most recent legal brief at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the on-going attempt to keep climbing open at Cave Rock, a popular and important climbing area on the shore of Lake Tahoe in Nevada.