Current Closures Information

Closure Quick-Stats

As of: 06/18/2019

- Closures are IN EFFECT! -

Last Updated: 19/04/2019

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. Always 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: 06/18/2019.
(Pinnacles climbing closures typically begin in January and are in effect until July, but can vary depending on raptor nesting status.)

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.

Anvil, The

Hatchet, The

Pinch or Lynch Wall

Bat Cave Area, The

Hate & Discontent

Pipsqueak Pinnacle

Bazaar, The

Hippopotamus, The

Pistolero Pinnacle

Beyond The Hand

Ignorable Cliffs

Popcorn Pinnacle

Birds, The

Insipid Bicuspid

Pub, The

Carousel, The

Jamcrack Rock

Ridge Rock

Carrion Wall

Kasparek's Ridge

Rook, The

Casino Rock

Knee, The

Rubble Wall

Cortadura Wall

Knuckle Ridge

Salathe's Sliver

Crud and Mud

Little Mustagh

Snail, The

Deserted Valley

Lobster Claw

Snout, The

Dionysian Tower

Maniac's Delight

Spasm Block

Doodlin' Dody

Marmot Rock

Thumb, The

Dutch Goose

Mechanic's Delight

Toes, The

Exhibistionist Area, The

Nebulous Knob

Unmentionable, The

Frog, The

Neglected Valley

Upper Marmot Rocks

Gargoyle, The

Nelson's Needle

Valle del Baile

Generation Gap Pinnacle

Nitwit Knob

Viva Zapatos Boulder

Gertie's Pinnacle

Outcast, The

Watchmen, The

Hand, The

Piedras Bonitas Cliff

Yaks Wall

Hanging Valley

Please Note: We do our best to keep these closure listings accurate, but closure status can change at a moments notice. Always check the Park's Climber Bulletin Boards before climbing.

High Peakstop of page

closed
open

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

Arch Pinnacle

Eggshell

Possibility Pinnacle

Axe Pinnacle

Feather Canyon

Pot Pinnacle

Baby Bear

Fingers, The

Proclamation Pinnacle

Ball Pinnacle

Flakes, The

Pyramid Pinnacle

Beak Peak

Flatiron, The

Scout Peak

Beavis & Buttonhead

Freedom Dome

Shaft, The

Burgundy Dome

Goat Rock

Sidehorse

Bynum's Spire

H & L Dome

Smokestack

Chaos Crag

Long's Folly

South Finger

Condor Crags

Lump, The

Spike's Peak

Cone, The

Mama Bear

Sponge, The

Corn Flake

Mechanic's Delight

Sqareblock Rock

Disintegration Pinnacle

North Finger

Teapot Dome

Disintegration Point

Owl Pinnacle

Three Bears, The

Dragonfly Dome

Papa Bear

Trafalgar Tower

Dwarf Pinnacle

Photographer's Delight

Tuff Dome

Egg, The

Piglet Pinnacle

Wedge, The

Please Note: We do our best to keep these closure listings accurate, but closure status can change at a moments notice. Always check the Park's Climber Bulletin Boards before climbing.

West Sidetop of page

closed
open

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

Formation Note

Balconies Southeast Face (left)

Hunky Dory Rock

Resurrection Wall

Formation Note

Balconies Southeast Face (right)

Jubilation Pinnacle

Smiling Simian

Formation Note

Balconies Upper West Face

Low Down Slab

Thundering Herd

Citadel Stream Boulder

Machete Ridge

Torso

Citadel, The

Nexus/Sexus

Tugboat

Crowley Towers

Numbskull's Needle

Western Front

Crumbling Castle

Powerslave

Whitetail Rock

Even Coyotes

Please Note: We do our best to keep these closure listings accurate, but closure status can change at a moments notice. Always check the Park's Climber Bulletin Boards before climbing.

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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