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  • 2019 Climbing Closure for Certain Areas Lifted

    Effective July 1, the Forest Supervisor's closure to climbing, rappelling and hang gliding has been lifted at the following rock faces:

    • Pisgah District - North Cedar Rock and Looking Glass Rock
    • Grandfather District - Big Lost Cove Cliffs and NC Wall
    • Nantahala District - Pickens Nose and Whiteside Mountain

    The closure order is still in effect at Whiterock Cliff and Buzzard's Roost on the Appalachian District.

    Closure of the cliffs where peregrine falcons are nesting to climbing activities is necessary to limit disturbance during critical reproductive seasons. Climbers should be aware that both the adults and newly fledged chicks remain in the vicinity of the nest site and may fly or dive at nearby climbers.

    Forest Supervisor's Letter