Current Closures Information

Closure Quick-Stats

As of: 02/21/2018

- Closures are IN EFFECT! -

130
more day(s) until closures are lifted.

Last Updated: 02/02/2018

Park management closes some areas temporarily or seasonally to:

  • protect nesting raptors' habitats
  • protect hikers passing below trailside routes
  • allow overused areas to recover from erosion
  • further assist with the recovery of the California Condor

Latest Closure Updates By Area/Formationtop of page

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Climbing restrictions in the Park are in effect. Please double-check the Climber's Bulletin Boards located at the trailheads on both the East and West sides and observe all closures before climbing.

The tables below indicate CURRENT closure status by climbing formation as of today: 02/21/2018.
(Pinnacles climbing closures typically begin in January and are in effect until July)

See Protection of Nesting Birds of Prey on the Park's Raptor Advisory page for additional information (including maps).

Coming Soon! Closure Maps

East Sidetop of page

closed
open

Formation NoteIndicates additional formation notes. Hover over formation to view.

Piedras Bonitas Cliff

Yaks South

Yaks Wall

Yaks North

Note: This list "generally" shows only those formations that are CLOSED. All other formations can be assumed OPEN.

High Peakstop of page

closed
open

Formation NoteIndicates additional formation notes. Hover over formation to view.

Baby Bear

Feather Canyon

Mama Bear

Ball Pinnacle

Flakes, The

Teapot Dome

Chaos Crag

Goat Rock

Three Bears, The

Corn Flake

H & L Dome

Tuff Dome

Egg, The

Note: This list "generally" shows only those formations that are CLOSED. All other formations can be assumed OPEN.

West Sidetop of page

closed
open

Formation NoteIndicates additional formation notes. Hover over formation to view.

Balconies Bumps

Balconies Southeast

Machete Ridge (South face)

Balconies Center

Crowley Towers

Machete Ridge (West face, right)

Balconies South

Machete Ridge (East face)

Resurrection Wall

Note: This list "generally" shows only those formations that are CLOSED. All other formations can be assumed OPEN.

Area/Formations That Are Always Opentop of page

Confused about closures? Play it safe, here's a list of popular areas that are ALWAYS OPEN.

East Side:

Tourist Trap
Discovery Wall
The Monolith
The Back Door
The Camel
Tiburcio's
The Sisters
Upper Crust

(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)

West Side:

The Shepherd
The Elephant
Passion Play Wall
The Flumes
Osiris
Chockstone Dome
Toogs

(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)
(OPEN)

 

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