The following areas are identified as cliffs closed to visitor use, including climbing activities, beginning March 1, 2013 and remaining in effect until July 15, 2013, or until further notice:

peregrine-falcon-head-webArch Rock Area - Lower Merced River Gorge. Closure includes all routes with the following exceptions: routes west of and including "Later" and northeast of and including "Juliette's Flake" remain open.

B.O.L.T. Wall - Immediately southwest of Leaning Tower. Closure includes all routes on the B.O.L.T. Wall.

El Capitan, Southeast Face - Closure includes all big wall routes between and including "South Seas/Pacific Ocean Wall" to the west and "Native Son" to the east. At the base, the first 4 pitches of all routes within this area remain open.

El Capitan, Southwest Face - Closure includes all routes between and including "Peter Pan" east to the "Dihedral Wall."

Hetch Hetchy - Closed area includes Kolana Rock and Wapama Cliff (immediately west of Wapama Falls).

Medlicott Dome - Tuolumne. Closure includes all routes between and including "Shambles" to "Bogey Meets Mr. Porcupine."

Middle Cathedral Rock - Closure includes "North Buttress," "Direct North Buttress," "Ho Chi Minh Trail," and the Kat Walk. At the base, the first 5 pitches remain open.

Rhombus Wall - Above Ahwahnee Meadow. Closure includes all routes west of "Super Slide" to the Ahwahnee Ramps, including all routes on the Rhombus Wall.

The Rostrum - Lower Merced Canyon. Closure includes "Super Nova" and extends west to all climbing routes on all sides of the Rostrum. The "Jungle Gym" area remains open. Slack-lining is prohibited at the summit and the top of the adjacent cliff.

Yosemite Point - Closure includes all routes between and including "Yosemite Point Buttress" and Yosemite Point Southwest Face, "Min-Ne-Ah." At the base, the first 5 pitches remain open.

Nest sites will be monitored to provide current information on nesting status and to ensure prompt re-opening of these areas. Closures are subject to change based on current nesting status. Your cooperation in complying with these temporary restrictions is greatly appreciated. 



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