Normally falcon and eagle nesting closures remain in effect through July, but this season it ended early since the nests are empty.
Maybe they couldn’t take our extended heat wave in June?
In any case, the climbing areas of The Monument, Spiderman’s Buttress, Picnic Lunch Wall, and First Kiss are again open to climbers.
The coveted camping spots on the rim areas of The Bivy are also open now that the bald eagles have left their ponderosa nest.
We really enjoyed getting up close and personal with them this season.
Thanks everyone for respecting the raptor closures signs!