Some cliffs that have been closed due to peregrine falcon nesting have been reopened. As of 04/26/11 the East Temple, Mt Spry, Cable Mountain, and the Great White Throne have been reopened. Due to active nesting sites Angels Landing, Mt Issac, Mt Kinesava, Mountain of the Sun, North Twin, Middle Fork of Taylor Creek, and Tunnel West area which included all routes west of the tunnel entrance including the Kung Fu amphitheatre. The confluence, cragmont, and routes on Ataxia tower are not affected. More information can be found here on the NPS website. The cliffs with active nesting sites will remained closed until sometime in June.
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Zion National Park has annual cliff closures for Peregrine Falcon Nesting. This affects many of the popular cliffs for rock climbing in the park and include Angels Landing, Mt Kinesava, Tunnel Wall west, East Temple, Mt Spry, Issac, Mountain of the Sun, Great White Throne (climbs longer than 2 pitches), Sentinel, North Twin, and Middle Fork of Taylor Creek. They go into effect on March 1st and get lifted in two phases. Initially they close all cliffs with a history of nesting. After monitoring by park biologists they determine what cliffs have active nesting and keep those closed until the summer. Check out our Zion Current Conditions page for more information on these closures and when they get lifted. Here is a link to the official Zion National Park press release.