December 11, 2023

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Proposed rock climbing policies irk climbers, wilderness advocates

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This story first appeared in The Outsider, the premium outdoor newsletter by Jason Blevins.

In it, he covers the industry from the inside out, plus the fun side of being outdoors in our beautiful state.

Heavily anticipated plans to revamp rock climbing management in parks and wilderness areas contain what appears to be a call for a coast-to-coast inventory of every bolt and anchor in designated wilderness worries climbers. The draft proposals unveiled by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service on Thursday also contain a process that allows land managers to approve bolts as permanent installations, which troubles conservation groups. 

Climbers have been rallying to protect fixed anchors in wildlands after federal land managers earlier this year began…

Jason Blevins

2023-11-17 03:50:00

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