Peregrine Falcons Nesting Changes Affect Climbing Route Closures at Smith Rock
May 12, 2017
Yep, the peregrine falcons decided to move their nest this year. This translates to a lifting of Picnic Lunch Wall route closures above 100 feet and Voyage of the Cow Dog restrictions as of May 11 through July 15, 2017.
BUT, they are now on the northeast face of the Smith Rock Group, so routes above 100 feet there are closed. Single pitch routes remain open.
Got a second edition Smith Rock Guide Book by Alan Watts? See pages 153-156. Closed routes are numbered 16-32. The closure includes the King Line.
See ALL route closures on our Seasonal Closures page.