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.
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!