Outdoor enthusiasts have one week left to voice their opinion on new climbing rules proposed by Arches National Park, before a new decision is made.
While all proposed rules would maintain the ban on climbing any arch that’s named, everything else is wide open for discussion. Between the 4 proposed rules by NPS, the strictest, dubbed the Regulatory alternative, would institute a permit system for climbers; the Minimum Requirements alternative would remove most restrictions on bolting, chalk use, and commercial guiding.
The NPS will be accepting public input on the proposed alternatives through March 13th. Comments may be submitted through their website. It is important to have a freedom for climbers but still have rules in place so nothing’s destroyed in the park by careless people. Get your opinion in!