Closure Update: 5/6/2020

There are new closures, as well as all others which remain in effect:
CAR BODY -*Open* Closure has been lifted due to nesting failure.
HIGHWAY FACE – Closed
DEAD COW – Closed *New*
FACE CANYON – Closed
SCARY CANYON – Closed

Please protect our access by respecting these closures, talking with those who do not, and notifying BCA when you see something. We are monitoring the birds on a weekly basis and will continue to keep you updated. Remember, disturbance of young birds can impact nest success so it’s your compliance that helps gives these birds space they need and keep our crags open.

Please enjoy this great picture of some of our new friends at the Cliffs!

Image: BCA Volunteer Raptor Biologist


Thank you, BCA

Closure Update: 5/2/2020

Due to sensitivity of nesting owls and violations of buffer zones, we have extended the area of protection in Car Body. After consulting with two raptor biologists, all of East Car Body is now closed to all to climbing and any other form of recreation.  The closure extends all the way to The Throb in West Car Body. Please protect our access by not violating these closures and talking with those who do.  

All other closures remain in effect:
HIGHWAY FACE
FACE CANYON
SCARY CANYONEAST CAR BODY

The East Car Body closures includes the trails, please do NOT use the trails on the East Side in Car Body. This is a critical time for the birds and climbers. We are monitoring the birds on a weekly basis and disturbance of young will result in loss of young birds and climbing.

Thank you,
BCA 

Closure Update: 4/15/20

Hi all,

Someone decided to relocate some of our signs at the Black Cliffs. Until we get those replaced, please know that:

SCARY CANYON – CLOSED
FACE CANYON – CLOSED
HIGHWAY FACE – CLOSED
EAST CARBODY CANYON – CLOSED BETWEEN HERSHEY SQUIRT AND RAISIN THE TITANIC

These areas are super sensitive! As is our access.

Please:
Respect closures
Educate others on closures
Keep pets on a leash
Help keep noise levels kept to a minimum (ex. no music).
and….
Climb on! 

Closure Update: 2/22/2020

FACE CANYON IS CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITY! There are red railed hawks nesting there!

If you are driving by and see anyone in the area, or any of the three currently closed areas, please do the birds a solid by sharing the news and asking them to leave.

Closure Update: 2/21/2020

If you’re out in Carbody or Scary canyon, be on the lookout for signs like the one below! Bird closures are in effect! The following are closed: all of SCARY Canyon, and Hershey Squirt to Raisin the Titanic in EAST CARBODY.

Please spread the word and if you see climbers violating the closure, let them know. As stated before, these areas are super sensitive! In the case of Carbody, instead of closing the whole canyon we’re asking that these closures be respected, pets kept on a leash, and noise levels kept to a minimum (ex. no music).

Thank you to all of you for respecting closures and helping keep open local crags!