Some climbing routes have been re-opened for rock climbing within Arches National Park after being closed earlier this year to allow biologists to determine whether the areas were being used by nesting raptors or lambing big horn sheep.
The route known as Industrial Disease in the Devils Garden is now open for climbing. Tonka Tower and the feature immediately north of Tonka Tower in the Windows section of the park is also open for rock climbing.
Other climbing areas will remain closed until August, unless surveys are completed that determine that the areas are uninhabited by raptors and sheep.
Harkened Castle route on Ham Rock within the Garden of Eden section of the park will remain closed until Aug. 15. The Pickle at the entrance of Arches National Park will remain closed until Aug. 31. Routes Canyonlands by Night, El Second and The Coup on Hwy 191 will remain closed until Aug. 31. Cohn’s Odyssey, Left Route, Project One and Project Two at Cohn’s Wall on Hwy 191 will remain closed until Aug. 31.
Routes Fun Ramp, The Hyena and Trail of the Navajo in the Goose Island area on State Route 128 will remain closed until Aug. 31; as will Pop Tarts at Milano Tower and Escape Route on State Route 128.
Route One, Route Two in The Bouquet area of Klondike Bluffs; Cuddle Bunny Tower, False Start, North Marcher, Sand Hearse and Unknown Marching Men in the Marching Men area of Klondike Bluffs; as well as Klondike Bluffs Crack will remain closed until Aug. 31.