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    Eldorado Canyon State Park Lifts Climbing Closure

    Eldorado Canyon State Park has lifted a seasonal wildlife closure on Redgarden Wall from the Naked Edge, pitch three to the top, through Sidetrack earlier than planned because there has been no evidence of prairie falcon nesting activity for several weeks.

    The routes that are now open include: the last three pitches of the Naked Edge, the Diving Board, Centaur, the last three pitches of Redgarden, Red Ant, Semi-Wild, the last three pitches of Anthill Direct and the Sidetrack.

    Eldorado Canyon State Park closes climbing routes to protect the nesting and roosting sites of the area’s prairie falcons. The park staff and the volunteers who monitor raptors thank the rock climbing community for cooperating with the closure.

    As a reminder, there is still a wildlife closure in effect along the upper loop of the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail due to nesting Golden Eagles.

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