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By JenH
From Denver, CO
Apr 3, 2013
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Is it true that Maverick is closed from 4/1 to 8/15?

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By claramie
From Boulder, CO
Apr 3, 2013
Should I be trying this hard on a warmup? <br /> <br />photo by Rob Kepley
Not sure. I've never heard about that before. I bet Sam Lightner Jr knows...

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By Micahisaac
From Longmont, CO
Apr 3, 2013
soloing Boulder Canyon Upper Falls
"Seasonal closures are in effect annually in Long Canyon and at Chimney Rock to prevent disturbance of nesting and fledging raptors from March 1st August 31st"


blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/grand_stai...

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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Apr 3, 2013
Aesthetics
Good thing Maverick isn't in Grand Staircase Natl. Monument.

JLH wrote:
Is it true that Maverick is closed from 4/1 to 8/15?


No.

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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Apr 3, 2013
Aesthetics
Though.. While on the topic.

blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/monticello...

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By Micahisaac
From Longmont, CO
Apr 3, 2013
soloing Boulder Canyon Upper Falls
MIYG wrote:
Good thing Maverick isn't in Grand Staircase Natl. Monument. No.


sorry for the misinformation, I looked at the wrong "Long Canyon" when searching what I thought was strictly the BLM Moab site.

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By ddriver
From SLC
Apr 4, 2013
OP might want to change the misleading thread title.

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By JenH
From Denver, CO
Apr 4, 2013
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mountainproject.com/v/maverick...

maverick buttress in THIS long canyon

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By JenH
From Denver, CO
Apr 5, 2013
RRG
per an email response from BLM



Your Question: Is there a closure of Maverick Buttress in Long Canyon off Potash Road in effect?



BLM Answer: Maverick Buttress is denied to commercial climbing because it is in the heart of desert bighorn sheep country (as you may know, it is right next to an important bighorn sheep watering location).



While the Buttress is not closed to private climbing, we do ask private climbers to choose another climb during the lambing season (April 15 through June 15). I must reiterate that this is merely a request -- it is not a closure.




Please let me know if you have further questions,




Katie Stevens

Moab BLM

435-259-2172

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By Erik W
From Bay Area, CA
Apr 5, 2013
North face of Ama Dablam - taken on approach to Kongma La.
Thanks for posting, JLH. Good to know about the lambing season.

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By Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Apr 5, 2013
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. Whiteny.
The original issue was spawned by a sign where the trail meets the road. Sign indicates "No permitted climbing activities from April 1st-August 15th.

so the question was really how do the land managers define "Permitted climbing activities."

OP either contacted the BLM or someone from the BLM is on MP....suprised? you shouldn't be, the BLM and other agencies gather information on these types of cites/forums.

Props to Moab BLM and the OP! Great thread and good info. Be considerate of the Bighorn and help preserve access!

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By ben jammin
From Moab, UT
Apr 5, 2013
Aesthetics
I didn't know about the sign. I've never heard of the BLM shutting down Longs for wildlife hence my question. I deleted my post. Thanks for clarifying.

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By Ryan Kempf
From Boulder, CO
Apr 5, 2013
Ryan on the Sharks Fin wishing he was on Mt. Whiteny.
MIYG it's all good. Sign is fairly new.

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