Current Closures Information

Closure Quick-Stats

As of: 03/28/2017

- Closures are IN EFFECT! -

95
more day(s) until closures are lifted.

Last Updated: 03/22/2017

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: 03/28/2017.
(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.

Gargoyle, The

Yaks North

Yaks Wall

Piedras Bonitas Cliff

Yaks South

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.

Arch Pinnacle

Egg, The

Proclamation Pinnacle

Baby Bear

Feather Canyon

Teapot Dome

Ball Pinnacle

Flakes, The

Three Bears, The

Beak Peak

Goat Rock

Tuff Dome

Bynum's Spire

H & L Dome

Tunnel Wall

Chaos Crag

Mama Bear

Wedge, The

Corn Flake

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

Citadel Stream Boulder

Hunky Dory Rock

Balconies Center

Citadel, The

Resurrection Wall

Balconies South

Crowley Towers

Smiling Simian

Balconies Southeast

Even Coyotes

Whitetail Rock

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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