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  • 2019 Climbing Closure to Protect Rare Falcons in Effect Starting 1/15/19

    The 2019 climbing closure to protect rare falcons is now in effect as of January 15, 2019.

    Each year several rock faces are closed to recreational activities to protect rare Peregrine Falcons nests. Help save this species by avoiding these rock cliffs:

    Appalachian District - Whiterock Cliff and Buzzard's Roost

    Pisgah District - North Cedar Rock (Northern Aggression area) and Looking Glass Rock (north face)

    Grandfather District - Big Lost Cove Cliffs and Linville Gorge (Shortoff Mountain and NC Wall)

    Nantahala District - Pickens Nose (east face) and Whiteside Mountain

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