Current Closures Information

Closure Quick-Stats

As of: 12/17/2017

- All areas/formations are OPEN! -

more day(s) until closures begin.

Last Updated: 11/19/2017

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

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There are currently NO climbing restrictions in the park. Please double-check and observe all closures before climbing.

The tables below indicate CURRENT closure status by climbing formation as of today: 12/17/2017.
(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

All formations are 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
The Sisters
Upper Crust


West Side:

The Shepherd
The Elephant
Passion Play Wall
The Flumes
Chockstone Dome



Pinnacles News

  • Tom Higgins Shares His Recollections Of A Classic

    We selected the streak we did climb because a side view suggested it might not be as steep at the top as other lines we examined, but the view from underneath still shocked us so much we just stopped looking and thinking about what was up there.

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