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Devils Tower climbing routes temporarily closed to protect falcons and climbers 


April 4, 2019


Climbing routes on the west face and southwest shoulder of Devils Tower National Monument are temporarily closed to protect nesting Peregrine and Prairie Falcons. The closure is implemented to provide the falcons with an undisturbed nesting location during this critical courtship and nest-selection period.

The temporary climbing closure is an annual occurrence at Devils Tower. There are 47 climbing routes affected by the closure between "Good Holds for Godzilla" and "Accident Victim."

Over one hundred climbing routes remain open for climbing. A complete list of closed routes can be found...

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