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By Chris Graham
From Bartlett, NH
Feb 5, 2014

I read recently that certain areas of Castle Rocks may have been closed recently? I am headed out there in June and just wanted to clarify. Is everything open, or are there some specific areas that are closed to climbing at this time.

Thanks Guys
Grammy


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By Charlie S
From Ogden, UT
Feb 5, 2014
Cams above the arm bar moves on Three Pigs in a Slot, Indian Creek.

The BLM-run portion of Castle Rocks (a corner in the northeast adjacent to City of Rocks) was closed. While unfortunate, this area has not yet been developed.

This did not effect the main climbing areas. Everything in the guidebook should still be open.


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By Brian in SLC
Feb 5, 2014
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Charlie S wrote:
The BLM-run portion of Castle Rocks (a corner in the northeast adjacent to City of Rocks) was closed. While unfortunate, this area has not yet been developed.


Not true. There's been plenty of development.


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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Feb 5, 2014
CoR

management plan


Someone wore the grass down and they have pictures to prove it. Someone has to protect you from yourself so it may as well be the big bad federal government. I had a map at one time but can't find it now. It is confusing but someone said there are signs posted.


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By Brian in SLC
Feb 6, 2014
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch

Info from a previous thread:

BLM Castle Rock closure


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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Feb 6, 2014
Why I do it...

"Impacts of the Proposed Action
Rock climbing, staging, camping, and trail building would not be allowed. As climbing routes and recreation use due to no climbing activities decrease at Castle Rocks so would the visual impacts from social trails or modification to the rock surface, rock climbing equipment left in place (bolts, slings, fixed ropes, chain anchors, etc.), chalk residue on the rock, and bare soil associated with staging areas or trails. The decreasing presence of people and articles that visibly contrasts with the natural scenery would decrease."
Yep lets make climbing the villain. The climbers are the ones that are ruining our beautiful BLM Land. Once we get rid of those climbers the visual destruction will go away too. Then again if we eliminate all access, that would really be the best thing for public land.


Social trails made by COWS are OK because they are animals and they are nature.


BUT THIS SOCIAL TRAIL AND VISITOR CENTER AND PARKING LOT IS OK.
In fact we should use tax dollars to build all this.

IN FACT WE SHOULD BUILD A DISK GOLF COURSE. THEN WE CAN BLAME THE SOCIAL TRAILS BETWEEN HOLES ON THE CLIMBERS.



HAVE A 4 WHEELER OR DIRT BIKE? NO PROBLEM!! BRING IT ON DOWN.
This staging area can be seen from space.



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By rging
From Salt Lake City, Ut
Feb 6, 2014
CoR

Damn, that's funny if it wasn't so stupid and tragic.


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By Charlie S
From Ogden, UT
Feb 6, 2014
Cams above the arm bar moves on Three Pigs in a Slot, Indian Creek.

Brian in SLC wrote:
Not true. There's been plenty of development.


Thanks for the info. I was out of the loop on this one. My apologies.


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By Chris Graham
From Bartlett, NH
Feb 6, 2014

Holy shit!!!! :O


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By Ty Gregory
From Salt Lake City
Feb 6, 2014

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SAVE THE CHEAT GRASS!


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By Tzilla Rapdrilla
Feb 6, 2014

This is just a simple case of a government employee using their position to influence a personal agenda. This whole closure is predicated on the potential existence of arrowheads in the ground. How is this particular spot any different than anywhere else in the western US? Maybe they should give the BLM HQ Offices in DC back to the tribes instead.


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By kevinhansen
From Albion Idaho
Feb 6, 2014
Why I do it...


ARREST THOSE ROCK CLIMBERS!!
Oh wait they are holding a disk, then that's ok.

I hope that no one thinks I'm serious.
The Massacre Rocks area in divided into several Public Land Agencies.
The Idaho State Park has the disk golf, Visitor Center, and encourages use.
The BLM (Bureau of Logging and Mining) is making the closure.
Forest Service may have a dog in the fight too. It is unfair for me to point out that one Government agency's policies should be the same as the others.
I do however think that the BLM is crazy overboard on the real issue, especially given its past reputation of deforestation, damage from mining permits, and whole sale environmental resource.
www.eenews.net/stories/94305
www.us-mining.com/utah/moab/copper-mines

After reading this, it is interesting how local BLM officials are up in arms over a trail that has eroded 12 inches into the top soil, and cheat grass devastation that can be measured with a tape measure.
It is obvious that someone in a powerful position really went to a lot of effort to close the area over trifles.


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