Spring has Sprung in JTree!
This is the time of year when birds of prey in the Park build their nests and get very VERY sensitive about close by activity.
Please observe all posted closures, and know before you go. CLICK HERE to see the recent JTNP announcements, and also look for posted signage near crags before planning to climb. Areas to avoid at this time are Morongo Man area, as well as crags/routes in the Patagonia Pile and Wall of Biblical Fallacies areas.
THANK YOU for helping the climbing community be a great stewardship partner to the birds, and to the Park.
This area has been closed in spring for the past few years due to both American Kestrel and Red-Tailed Hawk nests being verified as active by the Park Service. Please do not disturb these sensitive areas off of Geology Tour Road. Thank you in advance and enjoy the epic climbing in JTree this spring as the flowers pop… stay tuned for more info on the situation in the Park, the 75th anniversary celebration of JTNP, and upcoming events by signing up for our email newsletter (up and right on this site!).
Here is a link to more information on the raptor situation inside the Park.
The National Park Service has temporarily closed the Towers of Uncertainty climbing area located along Geology Tour Road to all recreational use including climbing due to active raptor nesting. The major crags affected are Two Bolt Rock, Lava Dome, Cave Rock and Reef Rock. The park service expects the area to reopen to recreational use following nesting season.
Additionally, the Necropolis area near Quail Springs/Trash Can Rock may have raptor nesting activity, but is not closed to climbing or other recreational activity at this time.
FOJT encourages everyone to respect sensitive raptor nests for the protection of these awe inspiring birds, and the ecosystem they are an integral part of.
FOJT will post updates on this closure in the coming days, so stay tuned or sign up for the RSS feed on updates to this site.
FOJT BOD (special from John Durr)