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Educational Signage

Kiosk and interpretive signage can help climbers better understand local ethics and issues at your climbing area. Use the sample templates, icons, and language below to create educational signage for your climbing area.

Single Panel Vertical

This is an example of a single panel layout that features an image of the crag and lists local ethics. Download InDesign file

Two Panel Vertical

This is an example of a two panel layout that includes a map of the area with appropriate trails and parking areas, as well as local ethics. Download InDesign file.



Two Panel Horizontal

This sign gives a two panel horizontal example that helps raise awareness for specific wildlife in the area and shares local ethics. Download InDesign file



Icons to Communicate Local Ethics

Choose applicable icons for your climbing area, along with suggested language.

Respect closures to protect cliff nesting raptors. Download icon.

Use bolts only when necessary. Download icon.

Camp in established sites or on durable surfaces. Download icon.

Caution: Bee and snake populations are active in this area. Download icon.

Brush off tick marks and excessive chalk. Download icon.

Don't climb on, touch, or remove cultural resources. Download icon.

Obey leash laws and maintain control of pets. Download icon.

Use established fire rings and extinguish completely. Download icon.

Avoid walking on microbiotic soil crusts. Download icon.


Pack out and properly discard all trash. Download icon.

Do not disturb other visitors with loud music. Download icon.

Park in designated spots and pay close attention to posted signs. Download icon.

Use appropriate human waste disposal method. Download icon.

Do not climb on soft sandstone during or directly after rain. Download icon.

Minimize erosion by keeping gear and pads on durable surfaces. Download icon.

Stay on established trails and durable surfaces. Download icon.

Limit group size, obey non-motorized regulations, and don't establish bolt-intensive climbs. Download icon.